Diabetes: The epidemic of the 21st Century
It is no wonder that diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition to challenge our health system. According to Diabetes Australia, while 1.2 million Australians have been diagnosed with the illness, around 500,000 still live with un-diagnosed Type 2 diabetes. It is estimated that these numbers may increase to over 2.5 million people living with diabetes in the next 20 years.
In accordance to the national standards by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), and in line with Medicare, people living with diabetes should undergo up to 4 HbA1C tests per year. By taking this important measure, you will promote the general well-being and physical health of your patients, while also increasing their satisfaction. This is exactly where Australian Clinical Labs comes in.