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Empowering the self with a cancer diagnosis
Cancer diagnosis is often imparted
with compassion by a medical
adviser. But, nobody in the world,
including your medical team, really
knows what you are going through, or
in fact how raw your feelings can be.
A life-threatening prognosis brings
shock, disbelief and emotional
turmoil. It is often a struggle to 'keep
up 'while accepting dramatic life
You can become disenfranchised,
powerless, and place your life
completely in others hands. You can
decide to recognise that it is your
body and make radical life style
changes -- it is only you who can
Established 27 years ago, the Cancer
Care Centre's vision was to help
those who want to help themselves.
Not a medical place but a place of
help, hope and understanding to
assist people in their journey with
cancer and their carers.
Offering support and information
amongst uncertainties, emotional
upset, the volunteer Client Support
people have a listening ear.
An extensive library, support groups,
courses, nutritional advice, interviews,
therapies including massage,
meditation and counselling.
While cancer is not necessarily the
death sentence it used to be, it is
a serious and often life threatening
condition. The Centre supports
medical interventions through
ongoing complementary care.
Visit the Centre or phone on
8272 2411 for a confidential
A service promoting excellence in Hearing Health Care
• Hearing Assessments & Advice
• Hearing Aid Fittings & Aftercare
• Tinnitus Management • Group Information Sessions
For further information call: 8204 5959
or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A service of Flinders University South Australia
FUHS provides hearing aids privately and NOT under the Commonwealth Government Voucher Scheme
Flinders University Hearing
Services offers a range of hearing
related clinical services provided
by audiologists dedicated to
maintaining the highest possible
standards of audiology and
professional hearing care in a non-
Importance is placed on:
• clear explanation of results
• thorough individual discussion of
hearing aid options (if appropriate)
Range of hearing services
with reference to lifestyle and
• a flexible hearing aid trial period
• comprehensive evaluation of
hearing aid benefit
• regular reviews following the initial
hearing aid fitting
For further information call FUHS
on 8204 5959 or visit the website
Do you have type 2 diabetes?
Do you have difculty in controlling your blood sugar
levels on your current antdiabetc medicaton?
This study has been approved by the Southern Adelaide Clinical Human Research Ethics Committee.
If the answer is yes, you might be suitable to partcipate in a clinical research study looking at
whether an investgatonal medicaton is safe and efectve in people with type 2 diabetes who
are taking metformin treatment but whose blood sugar levels are not efectvely controlled.
You might be able to partcipate in the GRAND-302 Study if you:
• are 18 years of age or older
• have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
• have received less than 7 days of medicaton, or no medicaton
other than metformin within the past 2 months
• have difculty in controlling your blood sugar levels
The study will last for up to 42 weeks and will require between 13 and 15 visits to a study centre.
There is also the opton to extend partcipaton in the study to 122 weeks (just over 2 years).
Suitable partcipants will receive study-related medicaton and health assessments at no cost.
Please contact: the study coordinator Repatriation General Hospital on 8275 1094
Associate Professor Stephen
Stranks, Head of Southern Adelaide
Diabetes and Endocrine Services at
Repatriation General Hospital says,
"There are a variety of medications
for diabetes management, but this
study will help determine whether
the addition of an experimental
diabetes tablet to usual Metformin,
will provide better control."
put to the test
"Research shows that this drug
can lower blood glucose levels by
stimulating insulin secretion only
in response to high blood sugar
levels, meaning that the risk of
hypoglycaema (hypo), is low."
People with Adult Type 2 Diabetes
interested in participating in this
important study can phone
8275 1094 for all information.
You never need to feel alone
in your cancer journey
Seek complementary care, support and resources from
Client Service support
Courses & Seminars
Open Mon -- Fri 9.30am to 4.30pm
76 Edmund Avenue, Unley SA 5061
Phone for support on 08 8271 2411
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