Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycaemia, the presence of high glucose level in the blood. The answer is diabetes, a chronic and potentially debilitating disorder that has profound effects on individual health and quality of life, and a huge impact on the national economy from premature ill-health and death. ‘The nasal insulin vaccine works to desensitise the whole immune system to insulin, so that the white blood cells of the immune system, called T cells, are prevented from attacking insulin in the beta cells,’ Professor Harrison said. He believes that living with type 1 diabetes is an “interesting challenge” but that the right attitude and, in his case, playing footy help to lead a normal life. Two million Australians have pre-diabetes which if left untreated may develop into type 2 diabetes within 5 to 10 years Risk factors you cannot change: Age Family history Gestational diabetes Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Risk factors you can change: Maintaining healthy weight Making lifestyle changes by following a healthy eating plan and doing regular physical activity and having regular health checks. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices.