The Hunter has the highest incidence of Type 1 Diabetes nationally, but distressingly 60% of the region’s Type 2 cases could be avoided. With these figures, Hunter Diabetes Centre has become a vital resource for the community, providing access to a team of diabetes specialists who care about you and your health.
Headed by Endocrinologist Dr Claire Morbey, the Hunter Diabetes Centre team works together to provide patients with comprehensive care, treating everyone who walks through our door on an individual needs basis, and providing ongoing support to manage their diabetes effectively and efficiently.
Patient feedback is a testament to the excellent service the team provides, with patients commenting “it’s like family at the Centre” and that they “don’t feel like just a number”. Offering a relaxed environment that promotes comfort and trust, while still providing expert, evidence-based advice, the team at Hunter Diabetes Cente care deeply about your health and help you live the best life possible.
A diagnosis of diabetes can be daunting, but the educators at the Centre are on hand to ease you into a new normal of blood sugar testing, insulin injections, and making lifestyle changes. They are there for the newly-diagnosed to the lifelong diabetic veterans. With no question too simple or too complex, the Centre also hosts regular information sessions covering all areas of diabetes, where you can also meet other people in the same position as you.
A key part of managing blood glucose levels and a healthy weight is knowing what food to eat and how to maintain a healthy diet. The team dietitians can help you to understand how to balance carbohydrates with insulin, giving you the confidence to make the right food choices independently. The needs and targets of each patient are different, so the team will tailor plans and set goals that work best for your lifestyle.
Hunter Diabetes Centre also has a proactive research department, dedicated to improving medical treatments through clinical trials. The highly-experienced team works with volunteers from the public to study new therapies for diabetes and other conditions.
Participating in a clinical trial is neither scary nor difficult, and the team ensure you are well looked after at all times. Many participants have found that this regular contact and close monitoring has actually helped them better understand and manage their diabetes.
The caring team at the Hunter Diabetes Centre make living with diabetes as stress-free as possible – they are your team for a healthy life. To learn more about Hunter Diabetes Centre, visit www.hunterdiabetescentre.com.au