In Australia, over 100,000 people develop diabetes each year, with an estimated 1.7 million Australians being affected by the disease. Although diabetes is a chronic disease with no cure, it can be managed. When you’re seeking the right doctors’ clinic to find out more about diabetes, we’re here for you.
At Gympie Road Medical Centre, our doctors can run the tests needed to make a diabetes diagnosis.
Diabetes is a group of conditions whereby glucose, a type of sugar in the blood, is at higher levels than usual. Insulin is the agent that moves and regulates glucose in the body’s system, and in the case of diabetes, the body does not make enough insulin, or the insulin that is made doesn’t work properly.
Diabetes is diagnosed with a simple blood test, that can be taken at our diabetes clinic in Lawnton, North Brisbane. We know this can be an intimidating time, with the prospect of a diabetes diagnosis, but our staff are highly trained to make the experience as stress-free as possible, and we will endeavour to assist you in any way we can to make you feel comfortable. Our doctors can prepare you for the next steps needed in the event of a diagnosis.
At Gympie Road Medical Centre, we have the expertise to test for diabetes. If you need more information on the process or our services, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us and chat to one of our staff. Call (07) 3338 8828 and book an appointment at our diabetes clinic servicing the Lawnton and North Brisbane area today.