What are we doing?

Point Medical Clinic is inviting all patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes to attend a clinic, aimed at improving their understanding and control of their condition. This will be offered to you, our patient, once every 6 months. Patients begin by attending an initial consultation where their Diabetes Cycle of Care will be completed and 6 months after that, will come back for a review and other items e.g. ABI Doppler and ECG, GPMP/TCA and Allied Health referrals.

What is the Diabetes Cycle of Care?

  • Measure HbA1c to assess diabetes control – Once every year
  • Carry out a comprehensive eye examination (Optometrist/ Ophthalmologist) – Once every two years
  • Measure weight and height and calculate BMI – Twice every cycle of care (every 6 months)
  • Measure blood pressure – Twice every cycle of care (every 6 months)
  • Examine feet – Twice every cycle of care (every 6 months)
  • Measure total cholesterol, triglycerides, and HDL cholesterol – Once every year
  • Test for microalbuminuria and perform ECG – Once every year

Facts about Diabetes

  • 280 Australians develop diabetes every day
  • Over 100,000 Australians have developed diabetes in the past year.
  • Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia
  • Almost 1.1 million Australians currently have diagnosed diabetes. This includes: 120,000 people with Type 1 Diabetes 956,000 people with Type 2 Diabetes 23,600 women with Gestational Diabetes
  • For every person diagnosed with diabetes, there is usually a family member or carer who also ‘lives with diabetes’ every day in a support role. This means that an estimated 2.2 million Australians are affected by diabetes every day.
  • The total number of Australians with diabetes and pre-diabetes is estimated at 3.2 million
  • Indigenous Australians are 3 times more likely to have type 2 diabetes compared with non-Indigenous Australians
  • At least 2 million Australians have pre-diabetes and are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Source: www.diabetesaustralia.com.au

How can I book?

Call our reception on 07 3036 1980 to book or to ask any further questions. Our current diabetic patients will also receive an invitation to attend our clinics in the mail.