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The Growing Threat of Diabetes Around the World: Screen For Life

May 15, 2013

One similarity that people in every nation across the world share is health concerns. The same health conditions that threaten our health also threaten the health of people thousands of miles away, from Europe, to Asia, even to Australia.

Diabetes is an ongoing threat to the well-being of people all around the globe. Not only is type 2 diabetes a serious disease that can forever alter someone’s life, it’s also a major risk factor for other conditions like stroke, kidney failure and heart disease.

Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which the body can’t properly produce enough insulin, the hormone that converts food into energy. People with diabetes can live with it for years without even realizing they have it. In fact, many people don’t learn they have the condition until it leads to something detrimental, like stroke.

Every day, about 280 Australians develop diabetes. Unbeknownst to many, diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing chronic disease, and just like our U.S. branch of Life Line Screening, the Australian Screen For Life is committed to lowering this statistic. How? By offering glucose/type 2 diabetes screenings that can identify the condition before it worsens.

It is recommended that people over the age of 45 should undergo a blood glucose test for type 2 diabetes. Adults with high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels should also be screened for the disease. Other risk factors that may prompt the need for screening include family history, being overweight, physical inactivity, and having high triglycerides.

Together with the preventive health screenings in the United States and the United Kingdom, Screen For Life strives to promote lifelong health and well-being by identifying either risk of type 2 diabetes or valuable peace of mind. It doesn’t matter where you live – your health deserves to be taken care of. Do it for yourself, your family, and your friends.

Learn more about the health screening services in Australia provided by Screen For Life to decide if scheduling a health screening is right for you today.

 




Preventive Health Screenings Across the World: Screen For Life

April 25, 2013

Just like in the United States, cardiovascular disease is the most costly disease in Australia. The ailment costs more Australian lives and healthcare spending than any other disease. In fact, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare declares that heart disease causes the second-highest amount of disability and premature death behind only cancer.

These startling statistics hit close to home among Americans because heart disease is also the number one killer in the United States. While Americans can turn to Life Line Screening for a proactive approach to identifying heart disease risk, Australians can turn to Screen For Life.

Screen For Life is the Australian branch of the Life Line Screening family. Similar to Life Line Screening, the Australian screening company provides health testing for potentially dangerous health conditions, including:

  • Stroke/carotid artery disease
  • Stroke/atrial fibrillation
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes

High cholesterol is one major risk factor of heart disease, and approximately 1.3 million Australians are currently living with high cholesterol levels. While much of the blame for high cholesterol can be placed on the foods we eat, it is important to identify high cholesterol levels and work proactively to lower them through healthy lifestyles or medication recommendations from a physician. This can help decrease risk of developing heart disease or experiencing a life-threatening heart attack.

Together with the preventive health screenings in the United States and the United Kingdom, Screen For Life strives to promote lifelong health and well-being by identifying either risk of disease or valuable peace of mind. Taking charge of your own health is possible wherever you live, whether it’s here in the U.S. or halfway across the world in Australia.

Learn more about the health screening services in Australia provided by Screen For Life to decide if scheduling a health screening is right for you today.




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