If you are unsure whether you could be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, ask your Amcal pharmacist for a Diabetes Risk Assessment. With 280 Australians diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every day,^ you could be at risk.

You may be at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes if you:

  • Have a family history of diabetes
  • Are over 40 years old
  • Are physically inactive and/or have poor nutrition
  • Are a smoker
  • Have high blood pressure

Amcal’s Diabetes Risk Assessment can assess your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and covers:

  • On-the-spot finger prick blood test (HbA1c) (optional)
    • A HbA1c test measures the amount of glucose (sugar) attached to your red blood cells. The test provides a measure of whether there has been too much sugar in your blood over the previous 3 months.
  • Quit Smoking Plan
  • Weight Management advice
  • Heart Health Assessment
  • Lifestyle advice

Keep diabetes in check

If not managed properly, diabetes can lead to many other health complications. Areas that can be affected include: feet, eyes, weight, quality of sleep, kidneys, bladder and heart.

Fortunately, there are a number of lifestyle changes that you can make to help manage your diabetes. These can include changes to diet, regular exercise, and closely monitoring your blood glucose levels.

Your Amcal pharmacist can help you take control of your diabetes with a personalised Diabetes Management Review, which covers:

  • On-the-spot finger prick blood test (HbA1c) (optional)
  • Heart Health
  • Kidney Health
  • Weight Management
  • Sleep Health
  • Foot Care
  • Eye Care

Your Amcal pharmacist is a trained expert in diabetes healthcare, so whatever stage you’re at, we’re always here to help.

^Diabetes Australia. (2015). Retrieved from:https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/ diabetes-in-australia