In Australia, approximately one person develops diabetes every 5 minutes and recent studies have shown that the amount of people who have diabetes has tripled since 1990. Type 2 diabetes is the most prevalent type and many people living with it don’t actually know they have it. The first step when one suspects they may … Continue reading Diabetes Educator at Encompass Medical Centre
Diabetes is a serious chronic condition in which an individual’s blood glucose levels are too high. This year, July 9th-15th is Diabetes Awareness Week, and to mark the occasion, we will be examining what causes diabetes, and what measures can be taken to prevent it. In a healthy body, the hormone insulin is important for … Continue reading Diabetes Awareness Week
Regular exercise in middle age is the best lifestyle change a person can make to prevent cognitive decline in their later years, a landmark 20-year study has found. Regular exercise in middle age is the best lifestyle change a person can make to prevent cognitive decline in their later years, a landmark 20-year study has … Continue reading If You’re 50 – 60, Do This To Save Your Memory Later…
The obesity epidemic is bringing with it a host of health problems. A major factor behind it is our sugar addiction. Australia is in the midst of a Sugardemic. The average Australian consumes somewhere around 16 teaspoons of added sugar every day, more than double that recommended by the World Health Organization. Not surprisingly, two-thirds … Continue reading Are you consuming too much sugar?
The journey to losing weight can be confusing. The media is flooded with countless fad diets and exercise programs that all promise miracles. The health food market is a multi-billion dollar industry and is saturated with expensive gluten free foods and ‘organic labels’. With so many experts and so many facets of the weight loss … Continue reading Want to lose weight? Why seeing your doctor is a good place to start.