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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
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Posts tagged “sugar”

As your friend, I wanted to let you know about the dangers of sugar. I recently picked up this fantastic read by Dr John Yudkin “Pure, White and Deadly” which gives a fascinating insight to the dangers of sugar consumption and its increased use...

As your friend, I wanted to let you know about the dangers of sugar.

I recently picked up this fantastic read by Dr John Yudkin “Pure, White and Deadly” which gives a fascinating insight to the dangers of sugar consumption and its increased use worldwide.

Did you know, there is no physiological requirement for humans to have sugar? This means we can get all of our nutritional needs without having a single spoon of white, brown or raw sugar. More worryingly, if only a small fraction of what is already known about the effects of sugar were to be revealed in relation to any other material used as a food additive, that material would be banned.

It certainly has made me rethink my outlook on sugar, and if you’re not one for reading, I’ll be sure to do a summary video soon on drnora.com.

So next time you reach out for that mid afternoon biscuit take a moment to think, ‘what benefit is this having on my body?’ Take care and stay healthy 😘

Dr Nora 💉

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Did you know that type 2 diabetes can be potentially reversed?When my patients stick to a strict healthy balanced diet and exercise program I’ve seen them naturally lower their sugar levels to a point where some of them no longer require the need for...

Did you know that type 2 diabetes can be potentially reversed?

When my patients stick to a strict healthy balanced diet and exercise program I’ve seen them naturally lower their sugar levels to a point where some of them no longer require the need for medication.

As you can imagine this is life changing and you can hopefully do the same too. Just always remember to stay on your medications, unless otherwise instructed by your medical practitioner.

For help and advice on how to do this or if you have any questions, feel free to pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

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This Tuesday 24th July I’ll be joining the fantastic team @terrywhitechemmartpacpines for an interactive free diabetes workshop. You’ll have access to a pharmacist, dietician and myself to answer all your questions on diabetes, from managing it well,...

This Tuesday 24th July I’ll be joining the fantastic team @terrywhitechemmartpacpines for an interactive free diabetes workshop.

You’ll have access to a pharmacist, dietician and myself to answer all your questions on diabetes, from managing it well, checking your sugar levels and so much more!

Be sure to RSVP as places are limited.

If you have any questions or concerns please pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

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Type 2 Diabetes Affects 1 in 14 Adults | What You Need to Know

Did you know Type 2 Diabetes affects over 1 million Australians? In this video we go through what it is, the symptoms and how to best manage it.

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

CREDITS

Drawing References - Thin, Muscly and Fat Man

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

CREDITS

Drawing References - Thin, Muscly and Fat Man