Are You at Risk of Diabetes?

Find out if you are at risk of diabetes at Sutherland Library from July 10-12 2007 - Know your risks!

Blood Glucose TestKareena Private Hospital / Diabetes Australia will be conducting free blood glucose tests at Sutherland Library from 10am until 11am on July 10, 11 and 12 as part of National Diabetes Week.

In addition, a series of information sessions are being held in conjunction with the blood glucose testing:
  • Pre Diabetes & Type I & II Diabetes
    Cecile Eigenmann: Diabetes Educator
    Tuesday 10 July 2007 10am - 11am
  • Eating to reduce the risk of Diabetes
    Jenny Chan: Dietitian
    Wednesday 11 July 2007 10am - 11am
  • Exercise and Diabetes
    Linda Richards: Physiotherapist
    Thursday 12 July 2007 10am - 11am

Sutherland Shire Libraries also has a wide range of information to support people living with or at risk of diabetes. For Example:

National Diabetes Week 2007 will be targeting the entire Australian community. Diabetes is the fastest growing non-infectious disease in the world. For every person who has diabetes there is another person who has it and doesn’t know.

Diabetes is a serious health condition. There is no cure. If left untreated it can cause heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, amputation, and erectile dysfunction. If diagnosed early, diabetes can be effectively managed and the risk of serious health problems greatly reduced.

Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes, can be successfully managed or even prevented by maintaining a healthy weight, engaging in regular physical activity and having healthy eating patterns.