Tag Archives: type 2 diabetes

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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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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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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