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Archive for September 2017

The Importance of Exercise for Diabetes Patients

More than half of Australians do not meet physical activity guidelines. These statistics are alarming when there is no denying the vital role lifestyle modification like increasing physical activity levels has in the prevention and management in pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Benefits of Exercise Regular exercise improves glycaemic control, body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness,…

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Knowledge is Power When it Comes to Diabetes

I just finished reading an interesting article on limb salvage procedures reducing amputation rates in diabetes patients written by Dr Ramon Varcoe, a leading vascular surgeon at Sydney’s The Prince of Wales Hospital. Currently more than 4,400 diabetes-related amputations are performed at Australian Hospitals every year. Dr Varcoe states that 85% of these are preventable…

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Diabetes Management with Raechel Farquharson, Senior Podiatrist at ProMed Podiatry

With over 18 years experience in practicing podiatry and a special interest in diabetes management, ProMed Podiatry Senior Podiatrist Raechel Farquharson talks about her approach to diabetes management and offers some advice for those living with diabetes. What is your experience with treating people with Diabetes? I have been a Podiatrist for 18 years and have…

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