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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...
Digital technology is changing the way people living in regional
and remote communities access information, and now there's a new
app to help people with diabetes.
Taken directly from a program used in 70 touchscreen kiosks
throughout Australia, the Diabetes Story is a health...
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...
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...
Can I get rid of type 2 diabetes?
Once diagnosed, a person will always have diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is due to a combination of genetics and
lifestyle. After diagnosis people may make changes to their eating
and activity that may reduce their glucose levels to those similar
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...
Vitamins are needed for growth, repair and the normal
functioning of your body. We usually get enough vitamins from the
food we eat; however, living with diabetes may impact the levels of
We recommend you speak with your doctor before taking
supplements as they may be...
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...
If the idea of losing 20 or 30 kilograms overwhelms you, the
good news is that relatively small changes in your weight, such as
losing 3 kilos, may have a significant effect on your health.
Research released by the Australian Institute of Health and
Welfare (AIHW) in April claims that if...
A large study of the health records of 82, 000 people with type
2 diabetes in Taiwan has shown that a group of type 2 medications
called Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitors (gliptins) is especially
good at lowering the rate of circulation problems in your legs
(Chang, et al.,...