It has been revealed by latest figures that Broken Hill in New South Wales has fallen in the grips of diabetes as many people are being diagnosed with diabetes. Areas like Hunter, Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie and Cessnock have also been found of having highest diabetic cases.
Naomi Moore from Diabetes Council Dietitian said, "In Newcastle alone there's been a significant increase among the local community. up to 4.98 per cent from 2006 to 2011". The cases of cardiovascular patients have also surged in the same areas.
Ms. Moore is advising people to bring change in their lifestyle so that healthy life could be maintained. She has asked people to keep a tab over the level of glucose in their blood. Cholesterol is another health factor which needs to be kept under check.
The Australian Diabetes Council has warned that if nothing is done to cope-up with the escalating cases of diabetes and cardiovascular related diseases than it might become difficult for the health sectors to provide effective treatment to the patients. The CEO of the Council, Ms. Stroke has informed that within every five minutes a new case of incurable disease is throwing challenge to the health sectors of Australia.
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