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What is Diabetes?
Diabetes Mellitus, commonly called diabetes, is a condition where the blood sugar (glucose) levels rise above the normal range, due to inadequate or insufficient insulin secretion from the pancreas. When the blood glucose levels rise, you can experience symptoms like increased urination as well as thirst, tiredness, blurred vision and fungal infections. In the long run, uncontrolled diabetes can cause damage to your body organs, including eyes, kidneys, nervous system and blood vessels.
What is Insulin?
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreatic islet cells. Insulin facilitates the entry of glucose from the blood to cells in the body.
Who is an endocrinologist?
An endocrinologist is a physician who has had extensive training in diagnosing and managing conditions related to the hormone system in your body, which is otherwise called the endocrine system. Conditions affecting the endocrine system are caused by inappropriate secretion of hormones which can lead to a variety of disease including diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis and thyroid disease. Please refer our services section for details of the spectrum of endocrine conditions we manage here at our clinic.
What is Type 1 Diabetes?
Type 1 Diabetes is the type of diabetes where, due to the destruction of the insulin-producing cells, there is insufficient secretion of insulin. This leads to high blood glucose levels.
What is Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 Diabetes is the type of diabetes where the amount of insulin produced by the pancreas is inadequate to control the blood glucose levels.
What is Gestational Diabetes?
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy and resolves after delivery of the baby.
At the Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic, we have a highly experienced team of specialist endocrinologists, credential diabetes educators and dietitian.Read more
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Kotara NSW 2289