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Diabetes

This information is about diabetes, a common condition that affects many individuals, often regardless of age. Our goal is to provide you with clear and simple information to help you understand this condition, recognise its symptoms, and learn about the treatment options available.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition where your blood sugar levels are consistently too high. This happens when your body doesn't produce enough insulin (a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar) or doesn't use insulin effectively. 

Symptoms:

  • Feeling excessively thirsty 

  • Frequent urination 

  • Fatigue 

  • Blurred vision 

  • Slow healing of cuts or bruises 

  • Tingling or numbness in hands or feet 

Causes:

There are different types of diabetes, each with its own causes: 

  • Type 1 diabetes: Usually develops in childhood and is caused by the immune system or virus attacking insulin-producing cells. 

  • Type 2 diabetes: Often develops in adults and may be linked to factors like genetics, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle. 

Diagnosis:

Doctors diagnose diabetes through blood tests that measure your blood sugar levels.  

Treatment & Medications:

Managing diabetes involves a combination of lifestyle changes, medications, and sometimes insulin therapy. Here are some key aspects: 

  • Healthy eating: A balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help manage blood sugar levels. 

  • Regular exercise: Physical activity helps your body use insulin more efficiently and lowers blood sugar. 

  • Medications: There are now a wide range of oral and injectable medications which can be customised to individuals. 

Prognosis:

With proper management, most people with diabetes can lead healthy lives. However, uncontrolled diabetes can lead to serious complications such as collapse, infections, heart disease, stroke, kidney, and nerve damage. 

How Bondi Road Doctors Can Help: 

At Bondi Road Doctors, we're here to support you every step of the way in managing your diabetes. Our experienced healthcare team offers personalised treatment plans tailored to your needs. We provide comprehensive diabetes care, including regular check-ups, blood sugar monitoring, medication management, dietary guidance, and lifestyle counselling. 

Remember, managing diabetes is a team effort, and we're here to be part of your team. If you have any concerns or need support, don't hesitate to reach out to us. Your health and well-being are our top priorities. 

To ensure you receive the best diabetes care, all our experienced doctors are available for appointments. The following doctors have a particular interest in the condition: 

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