Today is World Diabetes Day and we’re celebrating at The Doctor’s Kitchen this week with purely delicious menus that are full of goodness and designed to manage-diabetes and help lower your risk of other chronic diseases.
Diabetes is one of the biggest health issues our society faces from a mortality and morbidity perspective and not to mention the considerable associated economic costs.
We are very proud of our successes here at The Doctor’s Kitchen Australia and are extremely excited about the opportunities that lay ahead in combatting this chronic disease.
What is diabetes?
There are many different types of diabetes that can affect the human body. The three most common are type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. When someone has diabetes, their body can’t maintain healthy levels of glucose in the blood. This can lead to both short and long-term health problems.
What are the symptoms of diabetes?
Symptoms of type 1 diabetes are often sudden and quickly diagnosed. In contrast, many people with type 2 diabetes show no symptoms and do not even realise they have the disease. That’s why it is important to monitor your health and ensure you are maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
Common symptoms can include:
- increased thirst
- increased hunger
- blurred vision
Type 2 diabetes is increasing in Australia at an alarming rate. It is one of the major and unfortunate consequences of growing obesity rates caused by unhealthy food and lifestyle choices. While there is currently no cure, it is estimated that over half the cases of type 2 diabetes could be prevented through sustained positive lifestyle changes.
How the Doctor’s Kitchen can help you?
Here at The Doctor’s Kitchen we give people real food for their real lives and encourage them from their very first day to make modifications to their lifestyle for long term, sustainable change.
The Doctor’s Kitchen is very well placed to combat diabetes, heart disease, cholesterol and many chronic diseases in the Queensland population. Our successes so far have included resolution of Type 2 Diabetes and impaired glucose intolerance, improvements in hypertension, improvements in lipid profiles, reduction of body fat, improvements in lean muscle mass, and improvements in metabolic syndrome. All of these have been improved with our food and our program and the utilisation of appropriate exercise regimes.
Preventative medicine is the purpose behind our Doctors motivation as we would much rather improve and indeed reverse lifestyle relate chronic diseases through lifestyle changes than increase the use of medication.
What does the Doctor’s Kitchen offer?
Our menus are specially designed to ensure that you are getting all the wholesome goodness and dietary requirements you need each day to be your healthiest you. We believe that food is medicine and what you eat impacts your life.
All our foods are preservative free, have no artificial ingredients and have been designed by our executive chef who is also a nutritionist. We use free range products and incorporate many organic ingredients as possible in our recipes. There is also dietician input into the meals to ensure that the macro and micro nutrient components are appropriate.
We are unique when compared to all other meal providers in Australia in that we accommodate many intolerances and food choices by providing complete gluten free, dairy free, vegan, pescatarian, vegetarian and healthy balance complete menus. If you’re interested in eating healthily – you can order now without seeing one of our Doctors.
For more information about any of our menus or to book in with one of our Doctors, visit our website.
Diabetes is a serious condition. If you are concerned you may have it or are experiencing any of the symptoms, consult your doctor straight away.
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