Tag Archives: diabetes

Indigenous Australians get support for diabetes-related foot problems

The Government will invest $6 million over two years to fund the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Diabetic Foot Complication Project. The project, announced this week by Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, will see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with or at risk of diabetes-related foot problems and amputations, …

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How pharmacists can cut hospitalisations

A recent report showing that more than 179,000 Queensland hospitalisations were potentially preventable in 2017-18 has prompted a call for action from the Pharmacy Guild. Responding to the recent Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report,1 the Guild’s Queensland Branch President, Professor Trent Twomey, said community pharmacists are highly trained, …

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Antidepressant use: risk of gestational diabetes?

Taking antidepressants while expecting a baby is linked to a heightened risk of developing gestational diabetes, a condition specifically related to pregnancy, say Canadian researchers. Gestational diabetes affects up to one in five pregnant women worldwide, typically leading to pregnancies prone to complications, including overweight babies and prolonged labour due …

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Potential treatment uncovered for chronic disease

A recent study published in Nature has revealed that a protein compound called IC7Fc has the potential to improve glucose metabolism, prevent weight gain and loss of muscle mass. The study suggests that this compound could therefore become an effective treatment for chronic conditions, including diabetes, obesity and loss of …

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Managing blood glucose levels with medical nutrition therapy

As the diet of a person living with diabetes, whether type 1 or type 2, has an influence on their blood glucose and overall diabetes management, nutrition therapy is an essential component of diabetes healthcare strategy. While this intervention is delivered by dietitians, products that are recommended for dietary management of …

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Obesity link to disease: strongest evidence yet

A new study led by Professor Elina Hyppönen from UniSA’s Australian Centre for Precision Health is claimed to present the strongest evidence yet of a causal relationship between obesity and a wide range of serious conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and neurological, musculoskeletal and respiratory afflictions. The study, published …

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Juliet Richards to speak at PSA Expert Interview

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s National Conference from July 26-28 focuses on the theme ‘Pharmacists in 2023. General practice pharmacist, credentialed diabetes educator, health coach and co-author of ‘What am I Taking?’ Juliet Richards, will hone in on that during the Expert Interview on Saturday, July 27. On July 27, …

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John Bell honoured for diabetes management

Pharmacist John Bell, former national president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, has received the Sir Kempson Maddox Award, which is described as Diabetes NSW and ACT’s most prestigious honour. PSA NSW Branch President Professor Peter Carroll says the award is further recognition of Mr Bell’s extensive contribution not only …

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