Establish healthy lifestyle habits that support sustainable blood sugar management strategies

Why should I manage my diabetes?

Taking control of your diabetes today has numerous benefits including:

  • Feel better: better sugar management keeps you feeling vibrant
  • More energy: optimal sugar levels give you energy to keep going
  • Reduces your risk of erectile dysfunction
  • Reduces your risk of heart problems and stroke
  • Reduces the stress on your body’s blood vessels
  • Reduces your risk of nerve damage
  • Has added benefit if you also have high blood pressure or other conditions

What causes diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes may be caused by hereditary, autoimmune, or unknown factors.  Type 2 diabetes is more common and is associated with a sedentary lifestyle and obesity, particularly belly fat.  Both types can benefit from healthy eating and physical activity, but should initially be guided by a trained health professional.

Take charge of your diabetes today.  Call for an appointment with one of our Integrative GPs and establish healthy lifestyle habits to support sustainable blood sugar management strategies.

Some of the areas we’ll discuss and review with you:

Risk factors:  Discuss your risk factor profile and address areas of concern.  Diabetes often comes hand in hand with other health issues, so it is important to address all areas from a holistic perspective.

Blood glucose measurements: Measurement of your capillary blood glucose and/or fasting blood glucose.

Insulin measurement: Measurement of your fasting insulin levels. High insulin can be an indicator of metabolic problems.

Insulin Resistance Index:  Your fasting glucose and insulin levels can be used together to provide an indicator of how sensitive your body’s tissues are to the effects of insulin

Blood pressure measurements: Measurement of your blood pressure at rest in multiple positions and during and after exercise to evaluate your individual response.

Arterial stiffness:  Measurement of arterial stiffness. This can predict cardiovascular risk beyond just standard blood pressure measurements.

Exercise:  Discuss and review your exercise regime

Electrocardiogram:  High blood sugar from diabetes can damage your blood vessels, which may contribute to high blood pressure. High blood pressure can stress the heart in ways that may cause abnormal rhythms.

Counseling:  One-on-one discussion about your results and lifestyle counseling to address areas of concern.

Peace of mind:  Denial of your diabetes can lead to poor blood sugar management and bigger problems down the track.  Having an action plan in place will give you the peace of mind you need.

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Meet our Practitioners for ‘Diabetes Management’

  • Dr Edward Butterworth General Practitioner

    Meet Dr Edward Butterworth, an experienced General Practitioner who turned to Integrative Medicine more than twenty years ago. He brings to our CBD clinic a wealth of knowledge and experience with particular expertise in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement for both men and women, thyroid care, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), men’s health, scoliosis and postural problems caused by the imbalance of foot muscles.

  • Dr Ava Lam General Practitioner

    Meet Dr Ava Lam, one of our General Practitioners. Dr Lam has a special interest in women’s health, family planning, fertility, digestive health and preventive healthcare. As well, she provides travel and contraceptive advice, immunisations, all kinds of health screening and chronic illness GP management plans.

  • Dr Sandy Eun General Practitioner

    Meet Dr Sandy Eun, one of our Integrative GPs. As well as a Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery and Fellowship in General Practice, Dr Eun has additional training in nutritional, environmental and functional medicine and applies these principles in her practice. She also completed post graduate training with the Australian Medical Acupuncture College (AMAC) and utilises acupuncture as a treatment modality where appropriate.

     

  • Amanda Harasym Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist, Bioresonance Therapist

    Meet Amanda Harasym, our Naturopath, Nutritionist and Medical Herbalist.  Amanda is also one of only a few health professionals in Australia trained in Bioresonance Therapy using specialised equipment to assess and treat a number of conditions.

  • Charlotte Bodell Head Podiatrist

    Meet Charlotte Bodell, our head Podiatrist. Podiatry deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of the conditions of the feet and lower limbs and Charlotte has broad experience in all of these areas, with a special interest in gait and ankle problems including the prescription of custom-made orthotics.

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