Tag Archives: diabetes

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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Surge in support for chronic disease action

Research released this week shows a significant increase in public support for government action on chronic disease. The 2018 Australian Perceptions of Prevention Survey (AUSPOPS) found more than 60 per cent of respondents supported a large role for government in maintaining people’s health, up from 46 per cent in 2016. …

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AF leading cause of CV hospitalisation

Atrial fibrillation (AF), the irregular, rapid heart rate that can cause heart palpitations, fatigue, shortness of breath and death, has overtaken heart failure and heart attacks as the leading cause of cardiovascular (CV) hospitalisation, a South Australian study has found. Researchers analysed data collected over two decades by the Australian …

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