According to statistics published in the NZ Medical Journal in March 2013, 7% of New Zealanders over the age of 15 have diabetes and 18.6% have pre-diabetes type symptoms which typically leads to Type II diabetes.
These are sobering statistics, and the diabetes epidemic has been described by some experts as a ‘silent & smouldering’ fire. Diabetes is internationally regarded as the most rapidly growing yet preventable chronic disease of our time, and health statistics show the number of Kiwis with diabetes has almost doubled in the past 10 years. Dee is confident in treating this life-threatening condition, keeping abreast of current research into effective therapeutic protocols.
If you have, or think you may have diabetes, phone 03 474 0004 to make an appointment today.