Diabetes is a national health priority. It is estimated that the number of Australians with Type 2 Diabetes could be as high as 2.5 million by 2024.
Many Australians, particularly those over 40, are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes through lifestyle factors such as physical inactivity and poor nutrition. Family history of diabetes and genetics also play a role in type 2 diabetes.
We provide risk assessments for patients who feel they might be diabetic. Evaluations involve taking a family history, dietary review, a physical examination and blood pressure check and reviewing lifestyle choices.
If left undiagnosed or poorly managed, Type 2 diabetes can lead to coronary artery disease, stroke, kidney failure, limb amputations and blindness.
Our GPs can play a vital role in diabetes managment, providing up-to-date, evidence-based information.
If need be, they can then create a care plan for your ongoing treatment and management.
We also have a visiting Diabetes Educator and a Dietitian/Nutritionist to help you understand your condition.
Dr David Yates (Principal Doctor) graduated from the University of NSW and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). During postgraduate work in the UK, David attained a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the Royal College of O&G in London as well as a Diploma in Child Health from the Royal College of Physicians in Glasgow.
David spent 13 years working in his own practice in Tumut in southern rural NSW, then a short term in Queanbeyan, prior to opening TSAJ.
Dr Yates is married with five children, including the recent addition of twin girls. He is a devout Brumbies fan and loves cricket. He’s also into mountain and road biking.