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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

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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

FILM BY VTUDIO | https://vtudio.com

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Drawing References - Thin, Muscly and Fat Man

Are you getting enough fruit & veg in your diet?Research has shown that fewer then 10% of Australians eat the recommended amount.
Experts recommend that we have at least 5 serves of vegetables and 2 serves of fruit a day! πŸ₯”πŸŒ½πŸ₯•πŸ₯’πŸ…πŸ‡πŸ₯ Fruit & vegetables...

Are you getting enough fruit & veg in your diet?

Research has shown that fewer then 10% of Australians eat the recommended amount.

Experts recommend that we have at least 5 serves of vegetables and 2 serves of fruit a day! 🥔🌽🥕🥒🍅🍇🥝 Fruit & vegetables contain lots of fibre, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants which all help to keep your body healthy and can protect against long term conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.

The recommended allowance is different for children and breastfeeding mothers, but you can find more information here: eatforhealth.gov.au

So when you’re out grocery shopping don’t forget to pick up that broccoli!

For more information on healthy eating drop by and see me in clinic today.

Take care & stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

Information gathered from the Heart Foundation.

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Time to get your health back on track? If you’re aged 45 and over and are found to be at high risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke you could be eligible to a free 6 month programme to get professional help to start a journey towards a healthy...

Time to get your health back on track?

If you’re aged 45 and over and are found to be at high risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke you could be eligible to a free 6 month programme to get professional help to start a journey towards a healthy life.

The programme is aimed to help you make healthy choices and changes in life to reduce your risk of chronic medical problems. You’ll have the choice of phone coaching or small groups and online support is available to all participants.

If you’re interested in finding out more and to check you’re eligible drop by in clinic to see me today!

Take care & stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

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When was the last time you had your blood pressure checked?Having an uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to a number of medical problems such stroke, heart and kidney problems to name a few.
It only takes a few minutes to check so drop by my...

When was the last time you had your blood pressure checked?

Having an uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to a number of medical problems such stroke, heart and kidney problems to name a few.

It only takes a few minutes to check so drop by my clinic today for an assessment and together we can prevent any long-term medical problems🙂

Take care & stay healthy.

Dr Nora x

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