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Are you too busy to see a dietitian? Have your got a referral from your doctor but your working hours do not permit you to get away? Well, now we have an online dietetics program which allows you to see your dietitian in the comfort of your office or living-room. For bookings for appointments please […]

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Type 2 Diabetes Medications

This articles examines the 7 classes of diabetic medications commonly prescribed in Australia, their actions and side effects.

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Find out how to stop sugar cravings. Are there times when you find yourself violently craving sugar? When you start eating a jelly bean, you cannot stop until the whole packet is demolished? If that is you, you have a sugar addiction. As a dietitian, I can assure you that this addiction is not unlike […]

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Last year, the Cochrane Collaboration review revealed that low glycaemic index diets assisted people to lose an extra 1.1kg of fat over 3 to 6 months. Think about it, this is like losing “2 good-sized tubs of margarine” of fat from your body! Find out more about how to do that here!

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We are living longer, thanks to medical advances. However, we are getting sicker earlier and staying sick longer. In fact, we are staring down the barrel of a chronic disease crisis of unprecedented proportion. Obesity, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer are leading causes of preventable death in Australia. In this article I talk about why that is, thereby offering an avenue of prevention.

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This article is about lifestyle medicine and its role in mainstream medicine in the prevention of chronic degenerative disease like hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, cancers and dyslipidaemia.

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Anti-aging Foods

This article is about powerful anti-aging foods that should be consumed daily as part of a healthy diet. Diabetics are particularly encouraged to tuck into them to arrest the aging process caused by glycation and consequent formation of Advance Glycated Endproducts (AGEs). As the name implies, AGEs literally ages you prematurely!

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Common Diabetic Drugs Demystified

This article is to demystify the commonly prescribed drugs for diabetics. The 5 main classes of drugs can be divided into the following categories:
1. Biguanides
2. Sulphonylureas
3. Thiazolidinediones
4. Meglitinides
5. Alpha glucosidase inhibitor

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