Type 2 diabetes

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Can a peer support intervention improve type 2 diabetes outcomes?

Several kinds of battle


Several different battles are illustrated by the contents of this Issue of Diabetes Voice. The first of these is the battle individuals face to maintain any kind of diabetes self-care in the wake of cataclysmic natural disasters – hurricanes, typhoons, inundations, earthquakes, forest fires or whatever form these disasters may take.

Taking big steps - a look back at World Diabetes Day 2013

Diabetes care in Rwanda - against all odds


 

Report on the World Diabetes Congress 2013 Melbourne

 

Testing the limits - the double burden of diabetes and disaster

 

Debate - the long-term safety of insulin in type 2 diabetes

More and more frequently insulin is being recommended as an ‘add-on’ to oral hypoglycaemic therapy for the achievement of blood glucose targets in people with established type 2 diabetes. Indeed, there are now trials of insulin therapy in type 2 diabetes from diagnosis. Concerns have been raised in the recent medical literature that long-term insulin therapy in type 2 diabetes increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and some cancers. We have asked specialists in the fields of clinical diabetes and pharmacoepidemiology to comment on the question:

The Asian diabetes phenotypes - challenges and opportunities

 

IDF Diabetes Atlas reveals high burden of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy

Hyperglycaemia is one of the most prevalent metabolic disorders occurring during pregnancy. It can be a result of either existing diabetes in a pregnant woman or the development of insulin resistance and hyperglycaemia during pregnancy.

New IDF Guideline for managing type 2 diabetes in older people

Just over 8.3% of the global population has diabetes.1 Increasing age is a significant risk factor for type 2 diabetes but the diagnosis is often missed or delayed because the clinical presentation is different from that in younger people. Diabetes is a major cause of complications, reduced quality of life and changed physical and mental functioning in older people.2,3,4 It is also a leading cause of death in older people from cardiovascular and other related medical co-morbidities. In addition, many older people have additional risk factors for diabetes and may have undiagnosed complications.


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