The Forgotten Risk of Driving with Hypoglycaemia in Type 2 Diabetes

People with diabetes could be questioned about their driving habits as part of their medication review according to a report, ‘The forgotten risk of driving with hypoglycaemia in type 2 diabetes’, published on 22 October 2014. the report suggests that GP’s should ask patients with type 2 diabetes whether they drive for work purposes in order…

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Report Shows Having Diabetes Triples the Risk of A Person Developing TB

Diabetes triples the risk that a person will develop tuberculosis, claims a new report by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the World Diabetes Foundation. The report that screened TB patients in India for diabetes mellitus (DM) shows significantly higher rates of diabetes among TB patients than the general population…

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Top 10 ‘Tricks’ to Treating Diabetes On Halloween

Hmmmmm! I was a bit iffy about writing this post, because in my opinion, children with Type 1 Diabetes should be treated the same as any other child at Halloween. No child should be gorging themselves on sweets, and eating limitless amounts of Halloween treats. Caution should be exercised for all, regardless of Type 1…

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Blood sugar testing goes wireless & painless for diabetes patients

In Europe, the medical company Abbott has just released its FreeStyle Libre system, which may usher in a revolution in diabetes care. The Libre system uses an advanced, coin-size sensor that is worn on the arm for two weeks at a time. According to the instructions, a tiny “filament is inserted just under the skin and…

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10 Reasons As to Why Your Blood Glucose Levels Are High that You Might Not Realise

Sometimes blood glucose levels might be high for a variety of reasons, and they might not always be so obvious. People can end up adjusting insulin’s on blood glucose levels which may not be reliable, and wonder why they go low very quickly, or blood glucose levels actually end up rising more. It is important…

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