The Diabetes Dietitian and diabetes Coach service is a Specalised Online Nutrition and Diabetes Care group that targets evidence based diabetes care and patient information.
We specialise in delivering online services from the comfort of your home and target early intervention in type 2 diabetes to help stop diabetes early
Diabetes how much of a problem is it and should I be concerned?
More than 3 million or one in four Australian adults over the age of 25 have either diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance (pre-diabetes) .1,085,800 Australians have diagnosed diabetes (type 1 or 2) 1. Worldwide an estimated 285 million people have diabetes 1.The national prevalence of diabetes in 20-79 year old people is 7.2% and 9.8% for impaired glucose tolerance respectively 1.
- Diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing chronic disease 2
- One person is diagnosed every seven minutes 2
- It is estimated that for every person diagnosed with diabetes, another person is unaware they have it 2
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when there are abnormally high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. This is caused by the body not producing enough or no insulin and/or the body cells do not respond properly to the insulin that is produced. Insulin is a hormone, produced by the pancreas and is needed for glucose to enter the body cells and be converted to energy.
(1) Diabetes Atlas. IDF, 2006; (2) AusDiab 2005. IDI, 2006; (6) Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2010
What about Pre-diabetes
Pre-diabetes (Impaired Fasting Glucose or Impaired Glucose Tolerance) is a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. Left untreated it may develop into type 2 diabetes within five to ten years.
Many studies have clearly demonstrated that lifestyle modification (weight reduction and increased physical activity) can dramatically reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes in high risk individuals.
When you hear pre diabetes its time to act now! . Check out my online services
Its Founder Nick Denniston is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Credentialed Diabetes Educator with an extensive history in workplace health and men,s health and delivers all content himself rather than outsource to others.