Around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes in 2020! This includes all types of diagnosed diabetes (1.2 million known and registered) as well as silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (up to 500,000 estimated).
With 280 Australians developing diabetes every day this is a disease that many of our population are having to learn to live with and manage.
Diabetes is a serious complex condition which can affect the entire body. Diabetes requires daily self care and if complications develop, diabetes can have a significant impact on quality of life and can reduce life expectancy. While there is currently no cure for diabetes, you can live an enjoyable life by learning about the condition and effectively managing it.
During Diabetes week this year we are having our very own ‘Diabetes Day’ at Palm Springs Pharmacy. We will be offering a FREE GLUCOMETER to all our diabetic customers. CONTOUR®NEXT ONE smart meter is simple to use and remarkably accurate.
With a colour coded system and a memory that can store around 800 readings this may be a small machine but it definitely packs a punch! In conjunction with the CONTOUR®DIABETES app you can seamlessly connect to capture all your Blood Glucose readings and help you to manage your diabetes, smarter. Blood Glucose readings captured throughout the day can be automatically synced and logged. And over time, your readings may give insights into how your activities affect your Blood Glucose levels, which can help improve your understanding of your diabetes. All the while being on the same platform you use for so many other aspects of your life – your smartphone!
These amazing meters will be available in store after 10am on Tuesday 14th July. As always we will have our friendly team of pharmacists on hand for any questions and also our Ascensia Diabetes Care Representative Rebecca to help with demonstrations and any questions regarding the meters.