There are two types of diabetes; Type 1 diabetes, which is usually diagnosed in the early years of life, in children and young adults. Those who suffer from Type 1 diabetes are unable to produce enough insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is required to convert the food we eat into the energy our bodies use. The second is type 2 diabetes, which is more commonly diagnosed in adults. In this form of diabetes, the pancreas can produce enough insulin but the body develops a resistance to it.
Although both types of diabetes overlap in their clinical manifestation, they are both different kinds of diseases with different causes and different treatments. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the lesser-known factors that can increase your risk in developing type 2 diabetes.
The Easter long weekend is fast approaching and Newtown Medical Centre's business hours will differ during the Easter period. We will be closed on both of the Good Friday and Easter Monday public holidays but will open on Saturday 15th April for our standard business hours of 9am to 11am. As per normal, we will be closed on Sunday 16th April.
For non-emergency medical assistance while we are closed, get in touch with the National Home Doctor Service on 13SICK. This service is bulk billed. If you require emergency medical assistance, please dial 000.
Newtown Medical Centre wishes all of our patients and staff a safe and relaxing Easter break.