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The number of Queenslanders impacted by diabetes is grossly
underestimated, according to Diabetes Queensland CEO Sturt
"One in four Queenslanders over the age of 25 lives with
diabetes or pre-diabetes. If you add to that number the family,
friends and carers who support them,...
Having diabetes puts you at greater
risk of coronary heart disease, but research by the Heart
Foundation, shows us the link is not widely known.
Heart disease, including coronary heart disease, is a major
cause of death among people with diabetes. People with diabetes can
be up to four...
People living with
diabetes face a significantly higher risk of osteoporotic fractures
than those without the condition. But the reason for this is not
well understood and can't be adequately predicted.
Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the US have
started a study will...
By Dale Cooke
Accredited Practising Dietitian
Many people who are working hard to manage their
weight tend to worry about the number on the scale. However, how
much you weigh isn't always a good indicator of whether you are
healthy. A much better number to consider is your waist...
Diabetes Queensland is pleased to
announce a Principal Partnership agreement with Fitbit Australia.
The announcement which comes in the lead up to World Diabetes
Day signals Fitbit Australia's strong commitment to the health and
wellbeing of the diabetes community, and supports their goal...
Researchers at the University of Manchester have
conducted the largest ever review of the effect of
movement-monitoring devices, such as pedometers, on the activity of
individuals with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Using data from 36 studies, with a total of 5,208...
Researchers in the US have begun to
look at the genetics which may leave some people prone to kidney
disease if they havetype 1 diabetes, regardless of theirblood
Many people living withtype 1 diabetesdevelop kidney
disease despite adequate...
Australian and Danish
researchers teamed up to examine the results of 14 studies that
included yoga as a method of controlling exisiting, or reducing the
risks of developing diabetes.
And they say they found enough complementary evidence to say
there is a link between yoga and a lessened...
Swedish researchers have identified a window of
HbA1c that is associated with lower risks of complications for
people withtype 1 diabetes.
The research, published in the British Medical Journal, was
carried out by a team from the universities of Gothenburg and
Linköping. It found...
A device that uses the eye rather than finger
pricking to measure blood glucose levels is one step further along
development and closer to being made available to the public after
being awarded a patent.
Currently known as an optical glucometer, the product has been
developed by Prof Bill...