Link Between Low Blood Glucose Levels in Diabetes & Cardiovascular Events

A study involving scientists from the University of Leicester has established a link between hypoglycaemia and increased risk of cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with diabetes. The study demonstrated that, following hypoglycaemia, insulin-treated patients with diabetes had an ~60% higher risk of cardiovascular events, and were between 2–2.5 times more likely to die over the…

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Study shows timing of diabetes onset & serious hypoglycemia affects IQ in young adults with type 1 diabetes

The first study to follow IQ in type 1 diabetes patients from diagnosis in childhood into young adulthood has shown that the condition can affect some aspects of IQ. The findings published in Diabetes Care,show evidence of a selective impact of specific disease risk factors on IQ. A diagnosis with type 1 diabetes at an earlier…

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‘Fail to Prepare & Prepare to Fail’ When Self-Managing Your Diabetes

Over the last number of weeks there has been much to celebrate at Diabetes Insight HQ amongst our clients. HbA1c results that have practically halved, profound weight loss, lowering of cholesterol, blood pressure and a general overall feeling of better health. When asked what was the turning point in maintaining these changes that brought about…

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Study shows new patients with Diabetes Are Not Learning Self-Care

New diabetes patients aren’t participating in education and training programs that can help them control the chronic condition, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US. Fewer than 7% of newly diagnosed diabetes (both type 1 &2) patients take part in diabetes self-management and education training (DSMT) that…

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Sweet Siblings: A New Website for Children with Type 1 #diabetes

          Eliana Salmon                    Mathias Salmon Eliana (age 15) and Mathias (age 13) Salmon have launched a new website called sweetsiblings.org. Mathias was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 9 years ago. Mathias, 13, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was just a…

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