Where to Reach for Psychological Support when you have Diabetes

One Size Does Not Suit All Regardless of what type of diabetes you have, reaching out for emotional and psychological support can be vital. But psychological support is very person specific, meaning that each person may require a different approach, one size does not fit all. Not many people realise there are different types of…

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20% of people with Type 2 Diabetes Might Have ‘Exercise Resistant’ Genes

Ever wondered why is it that someone who walks 30 minutes every other day and loses 15 pounds is able to significantly reduce their Hba1c, whereas another person who reports to exercising twice as much is unable to achieve the same success? A recent study study maybe able to answer this question by showing that certain…

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Should all patients at any risk of developing cardiovascular events receive high intensity statin therapy regardless of current blood cholesterol levels?

A new report by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) concludes that statin therapy is crucial in the prevention of cardiovascular events, and recommends high-intensity therapy for all at risk individuals regardless of current blood cholesterol levels. Background Diabetes is a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular (heart…

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The increased risk of eye-related nerve damage in diabetes

For many people they may associate neuropathy with damage to the nerve endings in the arms and legs. But many people may not associate it with damage to the nerve endings in the eyes also. Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy is the most common eye-related neuropathy (nerve damage or dysfunction) in people aged 50 and over. The…

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What factors are associated with insulin-related hypoglycemia?

Background Insulin is a cornerstone of type 1 diabetes treatment and is increasingly introduced early in the treatment course for patients with type 2 diabetes. However, it remains one of the most challenging and limiting aspects of diabetes medical management.  This is due to complexities in dosing and administration, as well as the need for routine monitoring of…

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