CLINIC NEWS& HEALTH UPDATES

January 23, 2018

The National Cervical Screen Program - previously known as Pap Screens/ Smears- have recently made a lot of changes to its methods of screening and follow up time frames. We have added a new page to our website giving you the whole scoop on whats new.

“It’s About Time” for National Diabetes Week

July 08, 2017

This National Diabetes Week we want to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of type 1 diabetes and help people to better understand the early symptoms of the condition.

Every year around 640 Australians end up very sick and in hospital with dangerous high blood glucose levels because the early signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes are not recognised in time.

Failure to recognise the early symptoms of type 1 diabetes such as severe fatigue, thirst, increased visits to the toilet and weight loss can lead to diabetes ketoacidosis (DKA). This is an acute complication which can be life threatening and often requires hospitalisation.

If not diagnosed in time, type 1 diabetes can be fatal. Everyone should know the early signs – the 4 T’s of Type 1 diabetes.

Find out more about type 1 diabetes here.

Knowing the early signs of Type 1 diabetes

What are the 4Ts?

The 4Ts are the early warning signs of type 1 diabetes. They are:

  • Thirsty - are they really thirsty and unable to quench that thirst?

  • Toilet – are they going to the toilet a lot?

  • Tired - are they more tired than usual?

  • Thinner - have they recently lost weight?

If you see these signs you should talk to your doctor straight away

Flu Vax Update

May 17, 2017

Flu Vaccine supplies have began to slow down, meaning we will only be running our clinics after each delivery.  Please ring the reception staff to find out the current availability, we may need to call you back when the new stock arrives. Thank you for your patience throughout this process, we know it can be a bit irksome! 

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