Diabetes Education

At Wheatbelt Health Network our doctors can help diagnose and treat individuals with Diabetes. Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia with over 280 Australians developing diabetes every day – that is one person every five minutes.

Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) is a condition marked by high levels of glucose in the blood and is caused by the body’s inability to produce insulin or absorb glucose effectively. Glucose is one of  the main sources of energy for our bodies.

There are three types of diabetes:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes

Whilst there is currently no cure for diabetes, patients can live an enjoyable life by learning how to manage it effectively.

Symptoms

Even though symptoms are not always noticed, a list of common symptoms include:

  • Feeling tired and lethargic
  • Being thirstier than usual
  • Passing more urine
  • Blurred vision
  • Always feeling hungry
  • Having cuts that heal slowly
  • Itching, skin infections
  • Unexplained weight loss (type 1)
  • Gradually putting on weight (type 2)
  • Mood swings
  • Headaches
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Leg cramps

Diabetes is a serious condition which can slowly erode your health and sense of wellbeing. By discussing a care plan with your doctor you will be ready to get back to the everyday activities that you love.

Diabetes Brochure

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NORTHAM

Wheatbelt Health Centre
25 Holtfreter Avenue, Northam
Phone: 08 9621 4444
Open: 8am-6pm Mon – Fri

TOODYAY

Alma Beard Medical Centre
81 Stirling Tce, Toodyay
Phone: 08 9578 2500
Open: 8.30am – 5pm Mon – Fri

NORTHAM

Aboriginal Health - Northam
65 Wellington Street, Northam
Phone: 08 9690 2824

NARROGIN

Aboriginal Health - Narrogin
Williams Road, Narrogin
Phone: 08 9881 0385
Open: 8.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Tues

  • 25 Holtfreter Avenue, Northam

  • 81 Stirling Tce, Toodyay

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