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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...
The following article was supplied by Faulding GlucoControl
One of the biggest issues that people living with type 2
diabetes face is how to juggle the best eating and exercise habits
in the face of social, cultural and lifestyle situations that
underpin real life.
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...
The latest information available about gestational diabetes
rates in an Australian state shows an increase in the reported
rates of gestational diabetes.
The NSW Mothers and Babies 2015 report, produced by NSW Health,
revealed that maternal age rose from 30.2 to 30.5 years over...
It was first thought diabetes was a renal disorder due to the
overflow of glucose in the urine. The word Diabetes Mellitus comes
from two Greek works, "diabainein" - to siphon, referring to
excessive urination; and "mellitus" honeyed or sweet, referring to
glucose in the urine.
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....
The new indication for empagliflozin (Jardiance) was driven by
Brisbane-led research showing the sodium glucose co-transporter 2
(SGLT2) inhibitor reduced cardiovascular deaths by 38 per cent for
patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, compared
with standard care.
A recent study from Germany has looked at using high protein
diets to reduce liver fat in people with non-alcoholic fatty liver
disease (NAFLD) and type 2 diabetes.
NAFLD is a condition where there is too much fat stored in the
liver. Risk factors include being overweight or obese,...
When we eat, not only do we take in nutrients, but also a
significant amount of bacteria.
According to a recent study, this triggers an inflammatory
response that activates our immune systems giving a protective
effect. However, this inflammatory response can fail in...
First national audit of children and
adolescents with type 1 diabetes
A national audit of children and adolescents with type 1
diabetes finds 73 per cent of Australian children and adolescents
with type 1 diabetes not meeting the recognised
And states that strategies...