Type 2 Diabetes One day Course – March 7th 2015, Bandon, West Cork

This one day course is designed to give participants a comprehensive approach in self-managing your diabetes, by covering ALL aspects needed to self-manage with confidence and effectively. Set in scenic West Cork, in a peaceful rural setting, facilitated by Helena Farrell RGN, MSc, this day will offer individuals time to explore aspects of their diabetes…

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Putting Some Perspective on The Madness of Blood Glucose Levels: Understanding Pattern Management in Diabetes

  Perspective & Clarity Coaching a person with diabetes through Pattern Management is basically putting a bit of perspective and clarity back into the madness of fluctuating blood sugar levels. It looks at the bigger picture and not just a series of snapshots. Pattern Management is defined as a review of blood glucose (BG) readings in…

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Are Older Adults Being Over treated for Diabetes?

Older adults are not the same as younger patients. You’d think this was obvious, yet doctors often use a one-size-fits-all approach to prescribing treatment that can put their older patients at risk. The latest example of this: another study showing that patients 65 or older with diabetes may be over treated by doctors who too aggressively…

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Four Year Old Boy the first person in the world to be fitted with insulin pump to prevent hypoglycaemia attacks

A four-year-old Perth boy is the first person in the world to be fitted with an artificial pancreas to help manage his type 1 diabetes. Xavier Hames is one of more than 122,300 Australians living with the autoimmune disease that destroys the ability to produce insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar levels. His new insulin…

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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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