Allied Health | Diabetes Education

Gaynor Paxton

Diabetes Educator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Diabetes?

When someone has diabetes, their body can’t maintain healthy levels of glucose in the blood. Glucose is a form of sugar which is the main source of energy for our bodies. High levels of glucose in the blood can lead to complications such as eye problems, kidney problems and feet problems.

What is a Credentialed Diabetes Educator?

Credentialed Diabetes Educators are specialists in diabetes. Gaynor can be there with you the entire way through your diabetes journey. When you are first diagnosed, Gaynor explains what diabetes is and provides individualised advice on how to get your blood glucose levels within the appropriate target range. She will also help you organise tests and screenings for diabetes complications (eyes, feet, kidneys).

Gaynor can also help you when your blood glucose levels fluctuate, this could be changing when you are feeling stressed or anxious.

See reception or your doctor to make an appointment.

OUR MISSION

“Our mission is to provide and improve health outcomes for our local Aboriginal community with a range of culturally appropriate, flexible, reliable, professional and viable health and well being services, to strengthen, nurture, enhance and maintain the overall quality of life of our community members.”

OUR LOCATIONS

ALBURY

664 Daniel St

WANGARATTA

86-90 Rowan Street

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Trotman Building

Level 4 111-113 Hume Street