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Diabetes – are you at risk?

What is Diabetes?

For our bodies to work properly we need to convert glucose (sugar) from food into energy. A hormone called insulin is essential for the conversion of glucose into energy.  In people with diabetes, insulin is no longer produced or not produced in sufficient amounts by the body.

So when people with diabetes eat glucose, which is in foods such as breads, cereals, fruit and starchy vegetables, legumes, milk, yoghurt and sweets, it can’t be converted into energy.  Instead of being turned into energy the glucose stays in the blood. This is why blood glucose levels are higher in people with diabetes.

Diabetes is a chronic condition.  This means that it lasts for a long time, often for someone’s whole life.

 

Are you at risk?

In Australia, nearly two thirds of men and half of all women are overweight or obese. This is a key factor in the alarming rise of type 2 diabetes. Yet up to 60 per cent of diabetes cases could be prevented, or at least delayed, by people maintaining a healthy weight. The main keys to long-term weight loss and reducing your waist measurement are healthy eating and regular physical activity. Type 2 diabetes often runs in families, and when detected early can often be easily managed!

CHC Solution

Come down and visit and receive a state-of-the-art diabetes monitor (RRP $49.95) FREE when you talk to a CHC Pharmacist – simply mention the flyer on our website! (Offer limited to the first 100 customers).  A CHC Pharmacist will be more than happy to discuss your type  diabetes risk factors and how to best manage your complete health.


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