For Diabetes Week, Rural Doctors Foundation explores the common contributing factors to diabetes. We also look at common symptoms to look out for and what you should do if you think you may have diabetes.
Over 60% of people who receive the free Bowel Cancer Screening kit do not complete the test.
Many people with bowel cancer do not have any symptoms. Rural Doctors Foundation encourages everyone to take the test.
It could save your life.
Many of the top killer diseases amongst Australians are potentially preventable. Research shows rural Australians have a higher incidence of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, as well as most cancers such as lung and bowel cancer. Efforts to lower the risk of many of these diseases may be easier than you think.