Do you have Type 2 Diabetes, Fatty Liver or Metabolic Syndrome? Park Medical Group can help you!
If you have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, fatty liver or metabolic syndrome, trying to figure out how to ‘get better’ can be overwhelming.
In this blog post, we will explore these conditions and describe how they are linked together:
- What is Type 2 diabetes?
- What is fatty liver?
- What is metabolic syndrome?
What is Type 2 diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes, as described by Diabetes Australia, is ‘a progressive condition in which the body becomes resistant to the normal effects of insulin and/or gradually loses the capacity to produce enough insulin in the pancreas. […] Type 2 diabetes is associated with modifiable lifestyle risk factors.’
Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes can include putting on weight, passing more urine, blurred vision, itching, and many more.
The key to treating all types of diabetes, according to Diabetes Australia, is ‘keeping blood glucose levels in a healthy range.’ This will help prevent long-term and short-term complications.
To learn more about diabetes, read our blog post.
Dr Sanjeev at Park Medical Group is passionate about helping patients manage Type 2 diabetes through the Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat diet. Call the friendly reception staff at Park Medical to book your appointment with him today.
What is fatty liver?
Fatty Liver is a common condition, especially in patients suffering from weight issues such as obesity, and diseases such as diabetes.
But what does the liver actually do?
As described by the healthdirect website -
“The liver is the body’s main organ for processing food and waste materials. A healthy liver contains very little or no fat. If you drink too much alcohol, or eat too much food, your body deals with this excess by turning some of the calories into fat. This fat is then stored in liver cells.”
If you are diagnosed with having Fatty Liver, you may be at an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. If you are concerned about your condition, especially if you have also been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes, you should speak to your GP about ways to manage or reverse your diagnosis.
If you are suffering from Fatty Liver in conjunction with type 2 diabetes, you may benefit from adopting the Low Carb, Healthy Fat diet. Book an appointment with Dr Sanjeev Balakrishnan at Park Medical Group today to speak with him about your condition management options.
What is metabolic syndrome?
Metabolic syndrome (also known as syndrome X or insulin-resistance syndrome) is the name given to a collection of disorders present in a patient, including:
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol, and
- insulin resistance
All of these disorders combined puts the patient at greater risk of stroke, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
The signs and symptoms of disorders related to metabolic syndrome include:
- excessive fat around the waistline
- high blood sugar
- type 2 diabetes symptoms including thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, blurred vision
- high blood pressure
If you have been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome and its related disorders and want to explore treating your condition without medications, supplements or surgeries, book an appointment to see Dr Sanjeev Balakrishnan at Park Medical Group today to discuss the positive effects of the Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat diet.