Being newly diagnosed with diabetes can be a worrying time. There may not be enough
information, at other times it can seem like information overload.
There is often an excess of opinion from well meaning family and friends .
It is important that you have a team of health care professionals to help you through this time and a diabetes educator ......
CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT PLAN
You are able to receive reimbursment of $52.95 from Medicare when you see a credentialled diabetes educator (CDE).To qualify for the reimbursment Karen requires a Chronic Disease Management plan referral from your GP.
This may be called an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan by some
TYPE 1 DIABETES
Type 1 diabetes is a life long autoimmune condition. It is caused by the body's natural immune system mistakenly destroying the cells in the pancreas which make insulin. No one knows exactly why this happens but but the most likely cause is the body having an abnormal reaction to those cells. This may be triggered by a virus or other infection. Science indicates it is nothing .........
TYPE 2 DIABETES
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition which is predominantly genetic and runs in families. In type 2 diabetes there is a resistance to insulin. Insulin is required so the body, which converts carbohydrates into glucose, can use the glucose as energy. Initially when the resistance begins the body compensatesby making extra insulin.Over time however the pancrease can not produce......