Diabetes has become one of the fastest growing chronic medical health conditions in Australia, increasing at a faster rate than other chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
It is very important for a Diabetic patient to be able receive the right pharmacy health care services and be able to easily access their necessary medications.
Here at the Floreat Pharmacy in Perth, as a Diabetes Australia NDSS sub-agent, we provide the highest level of diabetes health care to our patients who are affected with this chronic medical condition.
Diabetes is a medical condition where there is a lack of insulin or no insulin action within the patient’s body.
There are two types of Diabetes and if you are concerned for your health or the health of a family member it is advised that you visit your doctor as soon as you are able.
Diabetes Type 1. Where there is no action of insulin
Diabetes Type 2. Where there is reduced insulin or insulin resistance
If you have the following poor health symptoms then contact your doctor as early as you can, so that a formal medical assessment can be carried out.
3.Lethargy or being very tired
6.Unusual weight loss (type 1 diabetes)
7.Possible weight gain (type 2 diabetes)
8.Infections or wounds that won’t heal
9.Extreme fatigue and irritability
10.Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
11.Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections
Often people with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes may have no symptoms
Some ways to help yourself to stay Diabetes free include:
Keep your weight in check by aiming to keep excess fat off your abdomen as it is now well known that abdominal obesity will significantly increases the risk of Diabetes.
Your blood pressure should be under 130/80 mmHg
Do not smoke
Keep any alcohol intake to less than 2 standard drinks a day
Exercising at least 30 minutes a day
Eat a balanced diet (containing low fat and low GI foods).
Maintain a low stress balanced lifestyle
Here at Emslie’s Floreat Pharmacy we provide information services on medication and we also offer Product Training & Instruction on glucose monitor calibration.
To purchase medication and products 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.
Emslie’s Compounding Floreat Pharmacy
PHONE: 08 9387 1803
FAX: 08 9284 1215
ADDRESS: Emslie’s Floreat Pharmacy, 445 Cambridge Street Floreat WA 6014