Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic disease in Australia
with over 280 Australians diagnosed with diabetes every day and over 1.5
million Australians living with the disease.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form, and it occurs due
to a combination of genetic risks and lifestyle factors including obesity and a
A significant proportions of Australians with Type 2
diabetes do not know they have it.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes,
accounting for 85 per cent of people living with diabetes. Type 2 diabetes
occurs from a genetic disposition to diabetes and lifestyle factors associated
with high blood pressure, obesity or inadequate physical activity.
Capital Chemist can support these people in various ways,
from individual in-pharmacy reviews which focus on medication management, to
supplying the latest monitoring devices, self-management guidance and diabetes
product-related advice. Our pharmacies are also agents for the
Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).
Capital Chemist can also support the community with quick
and easy screening tools to help identify the patients at greatest risk of
developing type 2 diabetes (fees and charges may apply – ask instore for