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A rise in gestational diabetes has raised concerns among public
health experts that thousands of young Australian women are at
future risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Gestational diabetes affects an estimated 7 to 8 per cent of
pregnant women in Australia.
Globally, an estimated...
In July 2015 Dr Edward Damiano introduced the world to the iLet,
a bionic pancreas that helps to control insulin levels but also
infuses glucagon1 into the body when blood sugars fall
Since 2010 Dr Damiano's venture, Beta
Bionics, has moved from securing finance to licencing...
A new class of drugs, known as SGLT2 inhibitors, is increasingly
being prescribed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, but may
increase the risk of a rare but serious complication known as
In a new study published in the New England Journal of...
A team of researchers last month reported in the Journal of the
American Chemical Society progress towards an insulin-free diabetes
treatment that requires fewer injections.
Currently treatments include insulin injections, which can be
painful. In addition, the injections can involve...
A new study has found that following a vegetarian diet is twice as effective in
reducing body weight as conventional low-calorie diets.
On top of that, dieters who go vegetarian
may also boost their metabolism by reducing their muscle fat.
Published in the Journal of the American...
Nasal glucagon can effectively and efficiently manage moderate
or severe hypoglycemic episodes in real-world settings in adult
patients with type 1 diabetes, according to a study presented at
the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association earlier
"The days of Australians having to get their limbs amputated
because of diabetes are nearly over," a chronic wound specialist
told this reporter recently.
How can that be when there are still 4,400 diabetes-related
amputations performed in Australia every year?
Because there has...
The Conversation has conducted its
own study on the benefits of a soft drinks tax and concludes that a
tax would benefit the wider economy through increased economic
productivity, by having more, healthier people in paid and unpaid
The Conversation compared a scenario - modelled on...
The Gliptins are correctly called Dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 (DPP4)
inhibitors. As long ago as the 1930s, we knew about the
hormones (incretins) which cause our body to produce more insulin
in response to eating.
The insulin we release from our pancreas allows...
A study, published in theAmerican
Journal of Clinical Nutrition, has found that over an
eight-year period, people who regularly ate fried potatoes were
twice as likely to die.
Researchers analysed the potato consumption and health of 4,440
people aged between 45 and 79 in...