Diabetes headlines

Call to halve target for added sugar

People need to more than halve their intake of added sugar to tackle the obesity crisis, according to scientific advice for the government in England.

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Source: BBC


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Study finds pre-diabetes rate in England almost as high as U.S.

More than one-third of adults in England have pre-diabetes, putting the country nearly on par with rates in the United States, according to a study released this week.

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Source: Reuters


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Higher doses of statins linked to diabetes risk

People with heart problems who were started on cholesterol-lowering statins were more likely to develop diabetes if they were prescribed stronger versions of the drugs, a new study finds.

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Source: Reuters Health


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Sleep apnea tied to diabetes in large study

In the largest study to date of the relationship between sleep apnea and diabetes, a new study of more than 8,500 Canadian patients has demonstrated a link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the development of diabetes, confirming earlier evidence of such a relationship from smaller studies with shorter follow-up periods.

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Source: Medical Xpress


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South-South cooperation to improve diabetes care

China, Zimbabwe and Ecuador will have an exclusive opportunity to replicate and adapt a successful diabetic foot care project originally developed in Alexandria, Egypt. This pioneering partner approach to diabetes care is a first of its kind South-South cooperation for the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). A South-South cooperation promotes the sharing of best practices in research and prevention between low and middle income countries.

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Source: Malaysia Sun


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Global diabetic retinopathy alliance launched

A project which will assess the awareness, treatment and implications of diabetic retinopathy globally has been launched.

Established in partnership between the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), it is hoped that the outcomes of the study will inform the decision-making and policy development around diabetes.

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Source: Optometry Today


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Type 2 Diabetes in Youth Not Surprising, but Also Not Acceptable

New data suggests a stark rise in the prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes in children. The study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found a 35 percent increase in Type 2 Diabetes between 2001 and 2009 amongst youth ages 10-19*. The authors go on to project that without significant changes in the factors that underlie the development of the disease, the number of adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes is likely to increase fourfold by 2050. While this report is disconcerting, sadly it is not surprising.

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Mediterranean diet may slow diabetes progression

For people recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, eating lots of olive oil, fish and whole grains slows progression of the disease more than restricting fat, according to a new analysis.

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Source: Reuters


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New Model Needed in Diabetes Care

Participants at the 5th International DAWN™ Summit (Diabetes Attitudes Wishes and Needs) today pledged to work together to make person-centred diabetes care a reality for the 382 million people living with diabetes around the world.

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Source: PR Newswire


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Even Small Medical Advances Can Mean Big Jumps in Bills

Catherine Hayley is saving up for an important purchase: an updated version of the tiny digital pump at her waist that delivers lifesaving insulin under her skin.

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Source: The New York Times


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