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Health coaching increases self-esteem and healthy smiles

Promoting oral health is essential in order to prevent and reduce the negative consequences of type 2 diabetes and to maintain good health.1 Tragically, periodontal disease significantly contributes to the risk of dying from diabetes.

Education helps decision-making for affordable, healthy food and control

Barriers to successful diabetes self-management in low-income populations include reduced access to healthy food along with limited awareness of healthy eating. In the United States, it is a public health paradox that those at the highest risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes are the most food insecure, meaning unable to consistently afford or have access to enough healthy food to meet their nutritional needs.1

Everything you ever needed to know about gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is glucose intolerance that begins or is first identified during pregnancy.

Can a peer support intervention improve type 2 diabetes outcomes?

Worldwide wake-up call

Diabetes is the unresolved development issue of the 21st century

The newly released 6th edition of IDF Diabetes Atlas reports that the number of people living with diabetes rose cataclysmically to 382 million in 2013. Our evidence shows that diabetes prevalence will skyrocket by 2035. By that time, nearly 600 million people will live with diabetes, and approximately 470 million will have impaired glucose tolerance. Put another way – 1 in every 8 people worldwide, 1 billion people, will live with or be at risk of diabetes.

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

 

The Melbourne Declaration on Diabetes


At the 2013 World Diabetes Congress in Melbourne, Australia, a declaration on diabetes was agreed and signed by invited parliamentarians representing 50 countries. The Melbourne Declaration on Diabetes was agreed at the first-ever Parliamentary Champions for Diabetes Forum on the 4th December 2013.
 


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