Data from recent studies indicates that South Australia’s rate of diabetes is the highest in Australia. Not many South Australian residents are aware of this data because the media has not publicised it as it should.

The South Australia Minister for Health is worried and rightly so. One in 20 South Australian residents suffers from diabetes. This equates to 5.8 per cent or 100,000 South Australian citizens. If this rate is not controlled, the hospitals may soon be overwhelmed.

Type 2 diabetes is complex and may be caused by a combination of factors.However, genetics and an unhealthy lifestyle are the major causes. While there is nothing you can do about your genetics, you can live a healthy lifestyle to either prevent or control type 2 diabetes.

Eating fatty and processed foods, drinking excessive alcohol and living a sedentary lifestyle results in obesity which in turn predisposes you to diabetes. It is therefore not shocking that the state of South Australia, known for its high obesity levels, has also been identified to have the highest rates of type 2 diabetes in Australia.

According to Diabetes Australia, the prevalence of diabetes in South Australia varies from one region to another. Low socio-economic areas, for instance, have higher rates compared to the more affluent areas.

Poorer regions such as Whyalla, Gawler,Mt Barker, Murray Bridge, Mt Gambier, and the River Lands recorded rates as high as 8 per cent while North Adelaide, Mitcham, Burnside, Unley and St Peters reported much lower prevalence rates.

The prevalence rates again point to lifestyle as a major factor contributing to occurrence of type 2 diabetes. Poor people have difficulty accessing fresh water and food, social amenities such as gyms for exercise, and are prone to stress. All these factors predispose them to obesity and subsequently diabetes.

Poor people also do not get regular medical check-ups thus are not diagnosed early enough to control the disease. This makes them end up suffering more severe complications such as loss of vision, kidney damage, anxiety and cardiovascular complications.Amputation may be necessary in extreme cases.

I will be discussing further details about this raging epidemic that is drastically affecting Northern and Western Adelaide residents. I’ll also tackle its impact on the patients in another blog post.

Practicing a healthy lifestyle will help you control diabetes and its complications or prevent it all together. Living a healthy lifestyle is, however, not an easy task. Many people find it hard to even start eating right and many of those that start quit after a few days.

Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) and hypnosis help you create the right attitude towards healthy dietary choices and a physically active life. With the right attitude, you will not just begin to live a healthy lifestyle but will be resilient and follow through to the end.

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