Type 2 Diabetes

Approximately a million Australians have tested positive for the diabetes menace. Type 2 diabetes in particular has been established as the leading killer disease across the populace demographics. The run-away rate of type 2 diabetes increase possess a humongous risk to the Australian society. To mitigate the impact, the Australian health professionals are opting for proactive ways of mitigating this disease. The number one step toward mitigation of type 2 diabetes is responsible dieting and healthy lifestyle. Lowering blood pressure comes from leading a healthy lifestyle and avoidance of economical stresses hence relieving an individual of the risk of irresponsible feeding habits or extravagant lifestyle. The low mortality rate resultant from the killer disease is directly affiliated with maintenance of a healthy body whose basal metabolic rate supports the normal functioning of the body in question. Biologically, high blood pressure originates from poor management of blood sugar levels resulting from unhealthy lifestyle and hence the human sugar control hormones are over whelmed by the body sugar level leading to diabetes.

However, blood sugar management strategies are quite expensive to afford and hence limiting the access to such services for the rich. Segregating the poor hence exposes them to the risk of diabetes. Therefore it is high time Australian authorities adopt a generalized therapy process available to all in public health services to help mitigate this risk.  There is need to create and economic equilibrium such that all Australians can afford the healthy diet that health professionals and nutritionists advocate for. Setting expensive strategies alone will not lower the co-morbidity and mortality rate because of the high cost required to implement these such strategies.  I strongly, belief Australia can change the diabetes crisis if the relevant authorities collaboratively combine efforts and put the health of Australians beyond every other goal.



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