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Diabetes amputation rate growing: podiatrists

Australian podiatrists are calling for urgent action from the Federal Government to help reduce the number of diabetes-related amputations.

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Source: ABC News


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China diabetics raise stakes for healthcare reform

In 30 years, the Chinese people have gone from having barely enough to eat to worrying about spreading waistlines, leaving the healthcare system struggling to keep up with an exponential rise in "nobleman diseases" like diabetes.

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Source: Reuters


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Diabetes complications 'at record high'

Rates of stroke and kidney failure in people with diabetes have surged in England, according to new analysis by Diabetes UK.

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Source: BBC


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Experts find link between TB and diabetes

People with diabetes are at higher risk of developing tuberculosis (TB) than those without diabetes, experts said.

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Source: The Times of India


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Taking control of Type 1 diabetes: Part One

The Baker IDI report found only around half of Australians with diabetes are reaching the target long-term blood sugar level control.

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Source: ABC


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H. Pylori Bacteria Linked to Blood Sugar Control in Adult Type II Diabetes

A new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center reveals that the presence of Helicobacter pylori bacteria is associated with elevated levels of glycosylated hemoglobin, an important biomarker for blood glucose levels and diabetes. The association was even stronger in obese individuals with a higher Body Mass Index.

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Source: Science Daily


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How to get ahead in ... diabetes specialist nursing

The number of specialist diabetes nurses is falling – despite a rise in the number of people diagnosed with the condition.

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Source: The Guardian


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Qatar: surge in diabetes/obesity, unhealthy Arab habits

Public health: saving lives and spending less

The US healthcare system costs far more than in Japan, where emphasis is placed on lifestyle.

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Source: The Guardian


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Breaks to get up and move lower blood sugar: study

Taking a break to walk around every 20 minutes, instead of staying seated for hours on end, helps reduce the body's levels of glucose and insulin after eating, according to a new study.

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Source: Reuters


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