Our most popular online stories of 2021

At Diabetes Queensland we aim to bring you the latest news and research stories on diabetes management, good health and wellness. This year, just to name a few, we shared stories on the difference between blood glucose levels and HbA1c, provided a comprehensive review of Metformin and discussed the benefits of low GI eating.

In November, World Diabetes Day focused on access to diabetes care and we also celebrated 100 years since the discovery of insulin – one of the greatest medical advancements in modern times.

Earlier in the year, our members voted YES to merge with Diabetes Australia, which means you are now part of a strong national organisation which also brings you the local programs, services and news you value so much.

With the end of the year approaching, we look back at our most popular news and research stories.

 

5. Eight reasons your blood glucose levels are high

Person checking their blood glucose levels

 

In this article we looked at common causes for higher blood glucose levels and they are not all related to food.

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4. Understand how to self-manage your glucose levels

HbA1c labelled blood test

 

In August our resident pharmacist provided some great advice for monitoring and managing your blood glucose levels.

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3. How do vaccines work? Plus the impact of vaccinations on your BGLs

COVID-19 vaccine vials in a row

 

A topical subject this year, we look back at the history of mass vaccinations, how vaccines prompt our immune systems to respond and the effects of vaccinations when you are living with diabetes.

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2. Type 2 diabetes and metformin

purple flowering goat's rue, base of metformin

 

Our detailed article on Metformin, how to take it, release formulations and the possible side effects was our second most popular article published in 2021.

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1. Australian adults with diabetes & the COVID-19 vaccine

Woman receives COVID-19 vaccine from a health professional

 

You couldn’t get away from it if you tried. It felt like all anyone talked about in 2021 was the COVID-19 vaccine. In February a joint statement was released from Diabetes Australia, the Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association recommending all adults with diabetes get vaccinated. This was the most read article on our website in 2021.

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