Diabetes is an increasingly common condition where you have elevated blood sugar levels. While diabetes itself may not cause symptoms, having elevated blood sugar levels over a long period of time increases your risk of developing multiple complications. These include heart disease, stroke, reduced circulation to your lower limbs, nerve damage, kidney failure visual impairment and erectile dysfunction. These complications can result in reduced quality of life and even reduced life expectancy.
The Diabetes team at MMS can provide you with the expert help you need to manage your diabetes and minimise your risk of developing diabetes complications. Our passion is to work with you to develop an individualised treatment plan to suit your personal health circumstances. Our aim is to empower you with the knowledge and skills required to be confident in diabetes self-management. We can help you in navigating the use of the latest, cutting edge technology to assist in your treatment.
The Diabetes team at MMS consists of specialist physicians (Diabetologists) working closely as part of a multidisciplinary team. This includes a credentialed diabetes educator, a dietitian, a podiatrist and an exercise physiologist. Together, we can assist you in every aspect of diabetes care.
All our diabetes specialists are experts in the following areas:
- Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes
- Gestational diabetes
- Latent autoimmune diabetes of adulthood (LADA)
- Insulin pump therapy
- Continuous glucose monitoring systems (including the Freestyle Libre flash glucometer)
Our endocrinologists also manage all other hormone related disorders.
- Thyroid, adrenal and pituitary disorders
- Osteoporosis and metabolic bone disorders