Diabetes is an imbalance in the body’s blood glucose system which results in high blood glucose levels. It is caused when not enough insulin is produced or your body becomes resistant to the effect of insulin. Insulin is needed to enable some foods you consume to be used as energy and without sufficient insulin blood glucose levels will rise.
Diabetes can have both short term and long term damaging effects if uncontrolled. Managing your diabetes depends on the type of diabetes you have. Treatment can involve diet and exercise, tablets or insulin injections.
Our nurses can assist you by:
- helping you manage your diabetes
- providing education and support
- helping you monitor your blood glucose
- helping you manage your tablets or insulin
- working with other health professionals involved in your care i.e. your doctor
- linking you into community support programs which may help you i.e. the Diabetes Supply Scheme.
How can I access this service?
Call us on 1300 33 44 55 and speak to one of our qualified staff. This line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.