The Pines Medical Practice

Diabetes Screening

Diabetes Screening

We provide Type 2  Diabetes Assessments to patients who feel they may be at risk. The onset of Type 2 Diabetes is largely

associated with lifestyle risk factors, particularly overweight and obesity, physical inactivity and poor diet.

Type 2 diabetes can be prevented through lifestyle modification. International evidence has shown that early

lifestyle interventions in high risk patients can reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes by up to 58%.

If you would like to ascertain your risk of Type 2 Diabetes we recommend you have a diabetes evaluation at our practice.

The evaluations, known as an Annual Diabetic Cycle of Care Plan and a Six Monthly Review of Care Plan,

will take place with the assistance of our chronic disease nurse and will be finalised with a standard doctor’s consultation.

The evaluations will involve:

Assessment of lifestyle risk factors, Body Mass Index measurement, blood pressure and general physical exam,

Family history and dietary review. If you feel you may be at risk of diabetes, please call reception to arrange a thorough evaluation