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National Diabetes Service Scheme Available At Pharmacy Perth

Here at Emslie’s pharmacy Perth, we have a notable range of health services including National Diabetes Service Scheme, Bone Mass Density Testing, Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Level Testing and Med Advisor.

Medication administration aids such as Webster Paks®, MedsChecks, Diabetes MedsChecks, home delivery products, specialised compounded medications, health advice and pharmacy services add to the care our pharmacists provide.

Diabetes is a medical condition that is caused through a lack of insulin, or non action from insulin in the body.

In the instance of non action from insulin in the body, this is known as Diabetes Type 1.

In the case of reduced insulin or insulin resistance in the body, this is known as Diabetes Type 2.

Sometimes people can suffer from Diabetes without actually displaying any symptoms, and therefore need to be formally examined and diagnosed by their doctor.

Pharmacy Perth Explains Some Common Symptoms of Diabetes

  1. Increased thirst resulting from excess sugar building up in your bloodstream, causing fluid to be pulled from the tissues in your body.
  2. Urinating more frequently due to increased drinking.
  3. Intense hunger may be triggered when there is not enough insulin to move sugar into your cells, muscles and organs, which then become depleted of energy.
  4. When your cells are deprived of sugar you may become tired and irritable.
  5. Type 2 diabetes affects your ability to heal and resist infections and so sores, scratches or wounds can be slow to heal.
  6. Feeling itchy.
  7. Blurred vision as a result of a lack of fluid in the eye lenses when your blood sugar is too high.
  8. Weight loss or weight gain, depending on what type of Diabetes you have.

 

If you have the above symptoms then contact your doctor as early as you can, so that a formal assessment can be carried out.

Managing Your Diabetes

Once you have been officially diagnosed by your doctor as having Diabetes you will be able to manage your symptoms with the right treatment and regular health checks.

Diabetes treatment aims to keep blood glucose levels as near normal as possible.

Together with control of cholesterol and blood pressure, this will help prevent the long term complications which can affect the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart and circulation.

  1. Insulin replacement (usually type 1 diabetes).
  2. Medication – tablets and/or insulin (type 2 diabetes).
  3. Monitoring blood glucose levels.
  4. Regular exercise.
  5. Healthy eating – low in fat, high fibre, low GI.

 

As a Diabetes Australia NDSS sub-agent, Emslie’s Pharmacy Perth provides all listed needles, syringes and glucose test strips at the National Diabetes Australia government subsidised prices, including;Blood glucose monitors

  1. Lancets and pens
  2. Diabetes record books
  3. Insulin penfill cartridges
  4. Sharps containers
  5. Thrush and tinea creams and lotions
  6. Products to help treat urinary tract infections
  7. Incontinence products
  8. Urine testing strips
  9. First aid products for dressing wounds
  10. We also offer Product Training & Instruction
  11. Glucose monitor calibration

 

To purchase products from our pharmacy which are subsidised under the NDSS sub-agency you will need to bring your Diabetes Australia NDSS registration card or your medicare card and your concession/repatriation card/pension card if you have one.


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