Rise in type 2 diabetes to put strain on ACT health services

There are not enough health services and professionals to cope with the rapid rise of type 2 diabetes, an expert in the disease has warned. Ian Peters, general manager of Diabetes ACT, told ABC Radio Canberra‘s Breakfast program that more than 170 people were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the region every month. And those figures are continuing to increase. But of those living with diabetes across Australia, only 50 per cent have been to a dietician or an educator — a recommended part of their treatment program, according to Mr Peters. “At the moment … even if a…
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