For diabetics, easier access to help is on the way

HEALTH professionals are so concerned about the rate of diabetes in western Sydney they have established special committee to work on prevention and treatment strategies.
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The Western Sydney Diabetes Prevention and Management Steering Committee is responsible for integrating and streamlining diabetes services across the region.

The committee’s strategy includes the “SHAPE” program, which gives high-risk individuals an opportunity to improve their lifestyle with advice from a professional.

WentWest chief Walter Kmet said the program had a holistic approach.

“Programs such as our SHAPE initiative have been designed to educate patients on diet and nutrition, encourage a more active lifestyle and prevent the rise of chronic disease in the region,” he said.

The committee is expected to launch the Western Sydney Diabetes Prevention and Management Plan before the year’s end.

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