Tag Archives: type 2 diabetes

Early weaning associated with diabetes

New research published in The Journal of Physiology reveals the importance of breastfeeding in the prevention of diabetes. Led by researcher, Patricia Lisboa from Rio de Janeiro State University, the study, which looked at health outcomes associated with early weaning of rat pups, showed that early weaning is associated with …

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The over-60s should do more exercise, not less

To prevent heart disease and stroke, people aged over 60 should do more exercise, not less, according to findings from a study published in the European Heart Journal. Researchers in South Korea studied more than 1.1 million people aged 60 and above and found those who reduced levels of moderate …

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Tear test sheds light on diabetic condition

Tear testing could replace skin biopsies in detecting diabetic peripheral neuropathy, a debilitating complication affecting almost 50 per cent of diabetics. A new study from UNSW Sydney is claimed to be the first to show that peripheral nerve damage, often the earliest sign of the type 1 diabetic peripheral neuropathy, …

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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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C how it cuts blood sugar

Vitamin C could help sufferers of type 2 diabetes reduce blood sugar levels, according to a new Victorian study. The Deakin University study, carried out over 10 years, shows that taking vitamin C could help more than one million Australians with type 2 diabetes reduce their blood sugar levels, with …

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PBS lists new diabetes drug

A new treatment option is available for adult patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Steglatro (ertugliflozin), listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, is a new, SGLT2 inhibitor treatment option for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Steglatro provides healthcare care professionals with another option for patients that are currently on metformin +/- …

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Trajenta safe: JAMA study

The result of a trial to assess both the cardiovascular and renal outcomes of a DPP-4 inhibitor has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The Carmelina study assessed the effect of Trajenta (linagliptin) on cardiovascular and renal outcomes in nearly 7,000 patients with type 2 diabetes …

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More than 2,000 type-2 diabetes deaths could be cut

Analysis reveals that up to 2,095 Australian lives could be saved every year if patients with type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease were uniformly treated with a diabetes medicine. Released by the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, the ‘Dark Heart of Type-2 Diabetes’ report is the first analysis to model …

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Community pharmacy type 2 diabetes trial

The fight against type 2 diabetes is about to be boosted with a major trial of diabetes screening in community pharmacies. The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has welcomed the launch of the Pharmacy Diabetes Screening Trial, which is part of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA) $50 million Pharmacy Trial …

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