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Grandfather of nine Maurie Woods remembers the day his GP of more than 20 years looked him over and said: “We’ve got to get you tested.”
The 64-year-old had already noticed some symptoms of type 2 diabetes but “didn’t want to believe” he had the chronic condition.
But after getting on board with Diabetes Tasmania’s rural primary health program, Maurie says he’s gotten back on top of his health and feels better than ever.
“I think if your family supports you, your doctor supports you, the people down at the gym support you, and of course, your diabetes educator supports you, I think you’ve got it made,” he says.
“You’ve got to use the whole circle, and everybody in it.”
While the key focus of Primary Health Tasmania’s dedicated rural health program is chronic conditions, we have also commissioned a range of other services available to people living in rural parts of the state.