Diabetes Health Assessment

The assessment is for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes It provides an annual assessment or check-up for either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, focusing on key risk factors for the development of complications.
Patients can be newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for many years.
Why is an annual assessment important?
Patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes should have a full assessment once a year to ensure there is no damage to important body systems caused by their diabetes.
What does the assessment involve?
Eye examination

  • Visual acuity test
  • Dilatation of the eye
  • Retinal eye photography
  • Examination of the retinal eye photography by an ophthalmologist

Foot examination

  • Visual assessment of the foot
  • Neurological testing
  • Assessment of blood circulation in foot using a Doppler

Kidney function assessment

  • Blood sample
  • Urine sample

Heart and blood pressure examination

  • Resting cardiograph
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood sample

We also review the patient’s medications, including diabetic medications, blood pressure medications and cholesterol medications.
How does it work?
A diabetes clinical nurse consultant will interview the patient. This is followed by a consultation with a Doctor to provide an assessment and advice on management.
This service is fully covered by Medicare and there is no cost to the patient.

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