Diabetes Risk Assessments
The doctors at Sydney Premier Medical & Health Centre provide education in diabetes prevention, diagnosis and advice in the management of diabetes.Some forms of diabetes can be controlled through diet and exercise while other forms will require medication such as Insulin. The most common types of diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2.
If you are experiencing any or a combination of the following symptoms, which may relate to diabetes, please discuss with your doctor as soon as possible.
- Frequent trips to the bathroom
- Unquenchable thirst
- Losing weight without trying
- Weakness and fatigue
- Tingling or numbness in your hands, legs or feet .
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas is not producing enough insulin and the insulin is not working effectively.
- Represents 85 to 90 per cent of all cases of diabetes
- Risk factors include family history, being overweight and ethnic background
- Lifestyle factors such as unhealthy eating and lack of physical activity can contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes
Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes. While it usually affects mature adults, more young people, and even children, are being diagnosed.
Risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes
Risk factors you cannot change:
- Family history
- Gestational diabetes
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Risk factors you can change:
- Maintaining healthy weight
- making lifestyle changes by following a healthy eating plan and doing a regular physical activity and having regular health checks.
- Body Mass Index measurement, blood pressure and general physical exam
- Family history and dietary review
- Assessment of lifestyle risk factors