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Have you caught up with the new kilojoule menu labelling law
which will help Queenslanders make healthier choices at fast food
It is now mandatory for the large fast food chains to display
the kilojoule content of their food and drinks at every
point-of-sale. The new laws apply...
Says the 2016 Sleep Health
Survey of Australian Adults
Nearly half of adults (48%) report having 2 or more
sleep-related problems or difficulties such as difficulty
initiating or maintaining sleep, or daytime sleepiness or
Specific sleep disorders have been strongly linked to a...
With studies linking severe gum disease as an early indicator of
type 2 diabetes, calls are being made to screen periodontitis
patients in the dentist's office with a glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c)
A team from the University of Amsterdam and VU University say
that dentists could have a...
While we wait to hear about access to CGM in
Australia, here's some good news from the United
Medicare in the United States has changed its policy to include
continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) as durable medical equipment
(DME). This enables US users to claim CGMs under...
Research from Yale University has uncovered the way
insulin-producing cells that are destroyed in type 1 diabetes can
change and survive.
In type 1 diabetes, the immune system destroys beta cells
(illustrated), which produce insulin in the pancreas.
After diagnosis of type 1...
Queensland's Indigenous Diabetes Eyes and Screening van has
teamed up with the charity Essilor Vision Foundation in a unique
collaboration aimed at improving the vision of the state's regional
The IDEAS van initiative closes the health gap for indigenous
STAT, a standalone site allied to the Boston Globe, says while
pharma may not have run out of ideas in diabetes, whether its ideas
will ever get to market is another question.
There's plenty of promising science in the early stages of
research. Available drugs, however, work pretty well....
According to data from the National (insulin-treated) Diabetes
Register (NDR), in 2015 there were 28,775 people who began using
insulin to treat their diabetes in Australia-63% had type 2
diabetes, 26% had gestational diabetes, 9% had type 1 diabetes and
2% had other forms of diabetes or their...
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the
European Association for the Study of the Diabetes [EASD]) shows an
increased risk of adverse outcomes in babies born to mothers with
gestational diabetes, when compared to others.
included all 796,346 deliveries...
Someone shared an
image on Reddit claiming to show what goes into making a jar of
The Reddit image shows the proportion of white sugar to the rest
of the ingredients and claims it makes up more than half of
Nutritionist Catherine Saxelby, in 2011,...