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 Consultations in all aspects of medicine including
Facial Cosmetics, anti-wrinkle, dermal and lip fillers
Family Planning, sexual health, coil and implant insertions
Minor surgery and skin
Book Appointment

Are you stocked up on Vitamin C? With winter upon us, the common cold is doing the rounds. Make sure you keep your immune system fit and strong by having a healthy balanced diet with plenty of Vitamin C 🍊
For more health tips and advice pop by and...

Are you stocked up on Vitamin C?

With winter upon us, the common cold is doing the rounds. Make sure you keep your immune system fit and strong by having a healthy balanced diet with plenty of Vitamin C 🍊

For more health tips and advice pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

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Type 1 Diabetes | Everything You Need to Know

From what it is, who it affects, the symptoms and how to best manage it?

SUGAR

First up. Lets talk about sugar, its everywhere. With its popular sweet taste, it’s used in food, drinks and even medicines.

Normally when your body has sugar, it produces insulin which converts the sugar into energy. The problem of course is that if you have too much sugar, too much energy will be produced for you to utilise and it’ll then be stored as fat.

Type 1 diabetes is classed as an autoimmune condition (this means that the body’s immune system which usually helps you fight diseases, actually incorrectly targets insulin producing cells). Because of this, patients who have type 1 diabetes, don’t produce insulin and so sugar simply passes through the body. Which leads to weight loss, tiredness and more severely organ damage.

SYMPTOMS

Type 1 diabetes accounts for about 10% of all cases of diabetes and is usually diagnosed in patients under the age of 30.

There are several symptoms but the commonest are:

- Passing urine more - an average person will pass urine 4-7 times in 24 hours, but diabetics may go a lot more, as the sugar is no longer being stored.

- This can then make you feel very thirsty and give you a dry mouth.

- Because of the lack of energy being produced you may end up feeling very tired, always hungry and lose weight.

- Lots of skin infections - such as recurrent boils.

- And also blurred vision, as high sugar levels can cause harm to your blood vessels including those in your eye. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of reversible blindness in Australia.

If you are concerned with any of these symptoms, please speak your doctor for a check up and blood test.

MANAGEMENT

It’s really important that if you have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you monitor you blood sugar levels on a regular basis.

How to monitor your blood sugar: https://youtu.be/F-OK6nh6Uk4

Always remember, good levels mean less risk of complications.

COMPLICATIONS

If diabetes is poorly managed there are a number of serious complications.

- Retinopathy which can lead to blindness.

- Kidney Failure which can lead to requiring dialysis.

- High blood pressure

- Depression

- Ulcers on feet

- Heart disease

- Stroke

So it is really important that if you are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, that you take your medication as described and continue to monitor your blood sugar levels. This will help you reduce your risk of developing any long term complications and lead you to live a happy and healthy life.

Take care and stay healthy.

Dr Nora x

You can view more video demonstrations or arrange to drop by at my website: http://drnora.com

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CREDITS

Drawing References - Thin, Muscly and Fat Man

Did you know that Diabetes is the leading cause of reversible blindness in Australia?Eye checks are simple and quick and usually bulk billed with a valid Medicare card. 👀
So put your health first and look stunning at the same time.
Take care and stay...

Did you know that Diabetes is the leading cause of reversible blindness in Australia?

Eye checks are simple and quick and usually bulk billed with a valid Medicare card. 👀

So put your health first and look stunning at the same time.

Take care and stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

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How to Test Your Blood Sugar (Glucose) Level at Home 🤔

In this demonstration I’ll be showing you how to use a Glucometer (Glucose Meter) device to measure your blood sugar.

First, put your test strip in your machine.

Then choose your finger.

Get your needle, otherwise know as a lancet.

Prick your finger.

Push the blood.

Place a drop of blood - on test strip.

And Wait for the reading.

WHERE TO BUY

One Touch: http://vtudio.com/a/?a=blood+glucose+device+onetouch

Accu Chek: http://vtudio.com/a/?a=blood+glucose+device+accuchek

THANKS

Thanks for watching, if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below, and be sure to view our other videos on diabetes.

Take care and stay healthy.

Dr Nora x

You can view more video demonstrations or arrange to drop by at my website: http://drnora.com

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Diabetes Week | The Facts, Myths, Theresa May is Diabetic? and Why You Should Care

Did you know every 5 minutes in Australia someone is developing diabetes?

Every day this week I’ll be sharing with you the different types of diabetes from Type 1, Type 2, Gestational and Pre-diabetes, what causes them, the symptoms, how to manage it and how to lower your risk.

MYTHS

Unlike other diseases such as the common cold or flu. Diabetes is not contagious. It cannot be passed by kissing and it is not a sexually transmitted disease.

You don’t just get diabetes because you are overweight. Whilst it is a risk factor, not all overweight people will develop diabetes and similarly not all people of a healthy weight will avoid diabetes.

Diabetes can cause some serious health issues, but when managed correctly you can continue to lead a normal healthy active lifestyle.

Did you know Great Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is diabetic?

Oscar winners Tom Hanks and Halle Berry are diabetic.

18 time grammy award winner Aretha Franklin is diabetic.

Even professional athletes such as NFL Quarterback Jay Cutler is diabetic.

Ok these aren’t normal lifestyles, but you get the idea.

ISSUE

The main issue is that diabetes impacts the body’s ability to control its blood sugar levels. Having a high blood sugar level can affect a number of different organs in your body. It can lead to having a higher risk of heart attacks and stroke, kidney failure, vision problems, high blood pressure and mental health problems just to name a few.

Whilst these can all have a negative impact on your life expectancy its important to remember that when managed correctly you can continue to lead a normal healthy lifestyle even sometimes having the honour of navigating Brexit. Good luck Ms. May ;)

THANKS

Thanks for watching, if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below, and be sure to view our other videos on diabetes.

Take care and stay healthy.

Dr Nora x

You can view more video demonstrations or arrange to drop by at my website: http://drnora.com

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