Chronic disease, as defined by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), are ‘long lasting conditions with persistent effects.’ These types of diseases are becoming increasingly common in our country, with more than 11 million people suffering from at least 1 of 8 chronic diseases in 2014-15.
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?
We’ve talked a lot in the Park Medical Group blog about the benefits of a Low Carb, Healthy Fat diet, especially concerning managing diabetes.
If you have adopted a Low Carb, Healthy Fat diet it can be difficult to know where to start. If you are interested in the benefits of this diet to manage diabetes, or you want to adopt this diet for your children, you should speak to your GP first.
It’s easy to dismiss a few extra kilograms as ‘nothing to worry about.’
However, a little extra weight can easily turn into a health risk if left unchecked, and you may start to notice symptoms that can affect your daily life.