Angelo Ziaziaris - 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.
Category: Health Awareness, Health Screenings, Life Line Screening News
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