Do you know someone who is diabetic in their later years? Having Diabetes is sadly becoming more and more common for people in their later years and for younger folk. According to Diabetes Australia, the numbers of people who are diagnosed is increasing for both Type 1 and Type 2. The age group for those developing Type 2 is also becoming younger.
The important part about diabetes is managing it. No matter your age, the type or the cause, management is possible and necessary.
Its not just about stopping having sugar in your tea! Diet and exercise, alcohol habits, medications, general health, dental and podiatry care are just a few of the areas you should look into if you are diabetic or are caring for someone who is. The website for Diabetes Australia has a broad and comprehensive set of ideas and information about management. You can find it at: https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/
An important aspect of management is knowing what your blood glucose level is. Testing is easy in your own home. The NDSS - National Diabetes Services Scheme is set up to help with the cost of testing, so that its easy for you to be informed about your own health status. The service provides free and subsidised products and services for people with both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. You can find out more on: https://www.ndss.com.au/