When was the last time you thought about changing your diet and lifestyle to improve your type 2 diabetes, and overall health? Knowing how to eat well, exercise and manage your medication is important.
Health risks of uncontrolled diabetes
Diabetes is a silent disease. You may not be aware of the damage and risks that uncontrolled diabetes may have on your health until it is too late.
Common diabetes health complications include:
- heart disease
- chronic kidney disease
- nerve damage
- problems with feet due to poor circulation
- poor oral health
- vision impairment
- hearing impairment
- mental health
The good news is positive food and activity choices can have a lot of health benefits including:
- better blood glucose levels
- lower blood pressure
- lower cholesterol
- weight loss
- lower risk of diabetes complications
- more energy
- better sleep
FREE type 2 diabetes management session
This healthy lifestyle program will help people with type 2 diabetes, and their families, know how to manage their diabetes to stay healthy and well.
The program is delivered in an informal interactive small group setting with up to eight people. This will allow you plenty of opportunities to ask questions, and to meet others with type 2 diabetes and learn from their experiences too.
If you are recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, attending this program will help you set up healthy lifestyle routines.
If you have been living with type 2 diabetes for some time, this program is also for you. It can serve as a ‘refresher course’ by helping you get back on track and increase your motivation
to change unhealthy habits which may have crept into your life.
You will receive advice to effectively manage your diabetes.
Topics discussed include:
- how to eat well
- managing your blood sugar levels
- recommended exercises and how often
- why avoiding alcohol is important and tips to help you
- questions to ask your GP
FREE type 2 diabetes management sessions are for people living with type 2 diabetes who reside in South Western Sydney.
There will be a maximum of eight people per session.
Education will be held at
Rosemeadow Community Health Centre
5 Thomas Rose Drive, Rosemeadow.
The program is funded by South Western Sydney PHN and delivered by South Western Sydney Local Health District.
South Western Sydney PHN would like to thank Pharmacy Focus Rosemeadow for their interest and assistance with caring for community members living with type 2 diabetes.