Chronic Disease

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Diabetes Day

Diabetes

World Diabetes Day – Occupational Therapy What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic disease associated with abnormally high levels of sugar glucose in the blood.  This occurs when the pancreas does not provide adequate insulin (a hormone that regulates blood sugar), or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. There are 3…

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World MS Day

Multiple Sclerosis

The Invisible Symptoms of MS. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system (the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves), there are over 25,600 people living with MS in Australia and 3,970 Queenslanders living with the disease. This year’s World MS Day theme, Visibility, aimed to (both) spotlight the invisible…

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