Diabetes

Diabetes means too much Glucose in the Blood

Diabetes means your blood glucose (often called blood sugar) is too high. Your blood always has some glucose in it because your body needs glucose for energy to keep you going. But too much glucose in the blood isn’t good for your health.

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Multiple Sclerosis Fact Sheet

What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects
the central nervous system (the brain and the spinal
cord) in a variety of ways. MS may affect a person’s
mobility, their ability to coordinate muscles or their
eyesight. It may impair functions such as bladder
control, speech, concentration or memory. MS
affects each person differently.

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Autism

Article from Autism Spectrum Australia

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability characterised by impairments in social communication and interactions, as well as restricted or repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests or activities. For an autism diagnosis to be made these symptoms need to be evident from childhood, and impair daily functioning. The word ‘spectrum’ is used because the range and severity of the difficulties people with autism experience can vary widely.

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Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome is a condition caused by extra genetic material located at the 21st chromosome. It is one of the most common congenital syndromes and the largest single known cause of intellectual impairment. According to Smith (1997) there is no association between Down Syndrome and any given culture, ethnic group, socio-economic status or geographical region. The causes of Down Syndrome are unknown however, increased maternal age is thought to increase the risk of having a child with Down Syndrome.

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Motor Neurone disease

What is MND?

Motor neurone disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells (neurones) controlling the muscles that enable us to move, speak, breathe and swallow undergo degeneration and die.

What is MND videoMotor function is controlled by the upper motor neurones in the brain that descend to the spinal cord; these neurones activate lower motor neurones. The lower motor neurones exit the spinal cord and directly activate muscles. With no nerves to activate them, muscles gradually weaken and waste. MND can affect a person’s ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe.

https://www.mndaust.asn.au/Get-informed/Information-resources/Facts_about_MND/MND-Week-background-fact-sheet.aspx

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