AUSTRALIANS over the age of 18 are invited to take part in a series of free Diabetes screenings conducted by qualified pharmacists at Discount Drug Stores around the country.
The pharmacy’s “Give Diabetes the Finger” campaign kicked off this week to coincide with National Diabetes Awareness Week (08 to 14 Jul) and aims to assist Australians in detecting the risk factors of diabetes before it’s too late.
Discount Drug Stores Professional Services Pharmacist Melissa Hui said the screenings were the best way for patients to invest in early detection.
“Early diagnosis and lifestyle management can assist in combating diabetes, with research indicating over 500,000 Australians are living undiagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes,” said Hui.
“Early prevention is key to a much healthier life, unburdened by lifetime healthcare costs which can set back a patient with diabetes over $4,000 a year. If you manage the condition early it can drastically reduce complications later in life,” she added.
The 15-minute screenings are non-invasive and act as an informative session offering patients tips and advice on lowering the risk of diabetes.
Pictured is the team at Discount Drug Stores Goodna giving “Diabetes the Finger”.