Ben moved to New Zealand in 1997 and is graduating from the University of Otago in 2006.
Diabetes is a serious condition, where the level of glucose in the blood is too high because of either lack of insulin (type 1) or increased insulin resistance (type 2).
Diabetes can lead to serious complications including, kidney failure, blindness, limb amputation, and increased cardiovascular disease.
Diabetes can be managed with consistent self-care. Diabetes is often silent and therefore we recommend everyone is checked, especially if you are over 40 years of age or have risk factors. (find out if you are at risk link https://www.diabetes.org.nz/are-you-at-risk).
At WeCare Health we provide:
- Diagnostic screening- Finger prick test, HbA1c
- Lifestyle advice
- Medication and Insulin adjustments
- Annual comprehensive diabetes review – includes a urine test, renal function, Hba1c, Lipids, Cardiovascular risk assessment, and foot assessment.