Shocking Statistic for Australians!
I discussed Diabetes Type 2 in an earlier blog, and mentioned that an Australian is diagnosed with this disease every 5 minutes!! That statistic needs to become more widely known, because it doesn't have to be this way and the more people learn about this the more likely we are to change it. While some people have a genetic pre-disposition to Diabetes, many more are heading down the road to Diabetes type 2 simply because of poor lifestyle habits & choices.
We've learnt about smoking now it’s time to turn to our eating habits…
We need to accept this as a fact of life now, just as we've accepted that smoking seriously damages our health, we need to accept that poor eating habits and lack of exercise are shortening our lifespan and significantly reducing our quality of life. We can increase our chances of living a long, healthy, happy vibrant life just by making different choices and changing our faulty beliefs about food.
How do you know if you’re at risk?
So, if you think you may be at risk of Diabetes Type 2 what are the symptoms to look out for?
First of all know that often, pre-diabetes has no signs or symptoms. Some people notice that their skin has darkened on certain parts of the body. This condition is called acanthosis nigricans. This particularly affects the neck, armpits, elbows, knees and knuckles.
The most commonly known symptoms that indicate pre-diabetes may be an issue for you include:
When to see a doctor
You should see your doctor if you're worried about diabetes or have experienced type 2 diabetes signs or symptoms i.e. increased thirst and frequent urination, fatigue, and blurred vision.
According to the Mayo Clinic other reasons to consider being tested include::
If you believe your lifestyle may be putting you at risk and would like help to do what’s in your power to avoid developing Diabetes Type 2, consider Clinical Hypnotherapy. If you are overweight Clinical Hypnotherapy can help you to change your mindset and develop healthy eating and exercise habits and make your new healthier habits feel as if they're natural to you. The Virtual Gastric Band Program is very successful in turning peoples lives around; if you need to completely overhaul your way of living, and still find enjoyment and satisfaction in making better choices for yourself this is the program for you!
Enjoying life is the key, Hypnotherapy doesn’t use a mindset of deprivation but instead helps you to focus on and appreciate the many many benefits of adopting a healthier lifestyle. Rather than feel deprived, you’ll be aware of everything you’re gaining e.g. energy, health, self-esteem and greater quality of life overall.
Call me today on 0435 923 817 if you’d like to discuss this further. My name is Georgina Mitchell and I'm a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist in Melbourne.
If you’d like to make an on-line enquiry please feel free to use the form at the end of this linked page
I look forward to hearing from you and getting you on to the right path for a better healthier, happier life!
* Results may vary
Georgina Mitchell was born in Ireland, moving to Australia in 1989. Georgina spent many years working in senior management in the Corporate world, before leaving to pursue her passion to become a Therapist.
Please note as with all therapies, Results for Therapies delivered by Hypfocus may vary from person to person