A significant portion of the Australian population is suffering from both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. A study by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in 2017-18 revealed that 4.9 percent of the total population (nearly 1.2 million) in Australia have diabetes.
The instances are increasing both due to the aging of the population and the dynamic risk factors, like being overweight. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) publishes information on incidence, hospitalisation, and deaths from diabetes (including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes) in the country. Due to the critical nature of this disease, comprehensive diabetes management is the need-of-the-hour.
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The evaluation and monitoring of diabetes patients should include measuring metabolic control and the early detection of complications related to diabetes. However, less than 50 percent of patients undergo an evaluation according to this schedule.
Patients may also need to go through a review regarding their smoking status, as the doctor may suggest them to stop smoking. High-risk patients are people with multiple risk factors, particularly smoking, obesity, poor glycaemic, dyslipidaemia, and blood pressure (BP).
Diabetes can pose a major cardiovascular (CVD) risk factor. Patients with diabetes are 2–4 times likely to suffer from a stroke or cardiac infarction. Nearly 65 percent of people with diabetes die from CVD. On top of it, without proper diabetes management, this disease may shorten patients’ life expectancy by up to 15 years.
Another risk factor of diabetes is having a microvascular disease. Patients with known type 2 diabetes and more than 45 years old in the AusDiab study:
In Australia, the number of diabetes patients is 2–4 times more among aboriginal people. Nearly 53 percent of Aboriginal people and Torres Straits Islanders with diabetes have cardiovascular, and 10 percent have renal disease.
At Multicity Medical Centre Bega, we offer comprehensive diabetes management to control the disease efficiently. We provide the following services to keep the disease under control:
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