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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

Posts tagged “sugar”

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

It’s Kidney Health Week!Did you know that 1 in 3 Australians are at an increased risk of kidney disease?
90% of kidney function can be lost without experiencing symptoms, so most people are unaware that they are affected.
But why are the kidneys so...

It’s Kidney Health Week!

Did you know that 1 in 3 Australians are at an increased risk of kidney disease?

90% of kidney function can be lost without experiencing symptoms, so most people are unaware that they are affected.

But why are the kidneys so important?

We are born with 2 kidneys that are vital in maintaining your general health and wellbeing. Your kidneys filter the blood that passes through your body and remove any excess fluid and unwanted chemicals through your urine. Your kidneys are also responsible for regulating blood pressure and activating vitamin D.

What symptoms should I look out for?

Symptoms may include; high blood pressure, a change in the amount and frequency of urine passed, blood in your urine, tiredness, puffiness in your legs and shortness of breath just to name a few.

What is my risk of developing kidney disease?

Patients who suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or have a family history of kidney problems are at an increased risk.

Kidney.org.uk have created a fantastic quick & easy test to check your risk of developing kidney disease.

Don’t forget that if you do have any concerns about your kidneys a simple blood test will give you a good idea of how well they are working.

How can I keep my kidneys healthy?

Kidneys love water, so make sure you’re drinking enough to keep yourself hydrated especially in hotter, more humid climates.

Make sure you reduce salty and sugary foods as these can lead to fluid retention.

If you are concerned or have any questions drop by and see me in clinic.

Take care & stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

Information gathered from Kidney.org.au

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