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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...
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.
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
When we think about diabetes and food, one of the first things
that often comes to mind is carbohydrate counting.
Despite this, carbohydrate counting is often seen as confusing,
and misunderstood by people living with diabetes and clinicians
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.
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...
Kristianne has lived with type 1 diabetes for 29 years, and it
hasn't always been a smooth ride.
Diagnosed as a child, one of Kristianne's constant companions
has been a fear of hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose) during
That's what makes her decision to complete the...