Diabetes Mellitus is a common condition that can affect individuals from early childhood, adolescence and all the way through adult life. At the Pelican Waters Family Doctors, the doctors take a particular interest in the diagnosis, assessment & management of both Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic condition in which excellent blood glucose control and paying close attention to treating other risk factors can significantly reduce the risk of long term complications. We are fortunate to have the services of a dietician and podiatrist on site to assist with the management of our diabetic patients. Where appropriate we also have local endocrinologists who we consult as part of the management team for our patients with diabetes mellitus.
With the growing obesity rate in Australia, we now have more cases of diabetes as a result. Your eating habits could put you at risk of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. If you already have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and are on insulin, you should be carefully monitored by a dietician who has training and expertise in how the body uses food. Our staff understand diabetes, can teach you how the food you eat changes your blood glucose level, and how to coordinate your diabetes medications and eating for optimal health.