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By Rachel Jeffrey
Diabetes Qld exercise physiologist
The Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport reported more than
11 million Australians are living with a chronic condition and
would benefit from exercise. However, only a small portion of
General Practitioners are referring...
People living with diabetesoften ask "Can I eat fruit?"
As a general guideline,whether or not you have
diabetes,the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating
recommendseatinga healthy, balanced diet including two
serves of fruit each...
Once Glenn Lewis starts talking about a high ropes adventure
park on the Gold Coast hinterland, it's hard to get him back on the
topic of using insulin to treat his type 2 diabetes.
It's not often you speak to a 67-year-old man who describes with
glee using planks of wood wedged in ropes...
Lifestyle factors such as diet, physical activity, sleep and
stress can play a large role in affecting blood glucose levels
(BGLs) for people living with type 2 diabetes.
These everyday influences may have a positive or negative
influence on your BGLs.
Checking your BGLs is...
People living with type 2 diabetes (who don't use insulin)
frequently question whether they need to check their blood glucose
Sometimes people check their BGLs three times a day, others are
advised by health professionals not to check at all. This confuses
For those of us using insulin pens, the NDSS and Diabetes
Queensland are offering the OzDAFNE Course to NDSS registrants with
type 1 diabetes in Mount Isa and Roma.
We plan to trial this offer for rural and remote locations in
the hope it can be modelled at other centres throughout...
A 'paradigm shift' may have been identified regarding
scientists' approach to developing treatments for type 1
US researchers report that type 1 diabetes could be delayed
following a study on animals where certain defective cells were
Prior to this trial, studies have...
This week Diabetes Australia in conjunction with state and
territory organisations have launched a new campaign 'The
Diabetes Low Down' to raise awareness of how 'hypos' affect people
living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who take insulin.
Called the Diabetes Lowdown,...
monitors are small wearable devices that measure interstitial blood
glucose level continuously.
It can sound alarms and send warnings if glucose levels are
getting too low or too high. The devices reduce the number of daily
finger prick checks. CGM is a life...
Hearing loss and diabetes are two of Australia's most common
health concerns and there is a link between the two conditions.
Research shows that people living with diabetes are twice as likely
to suffer hearing loss as those without the condition.
If you have...