Submitted by aabolina on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:02
To what extent, if at all, should blood glucose self-monitoring be recommended for people with type 2 diabetes not treated with insulin? We have asked two experts to comment.
Submitted by aabolina on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:57
Submitted by aabolina on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:49
The first time Dr Santosh Gupta visited a rural hospital in Northern India she was shocked to learn that none of the children with type 1 diabetes survived the disease to adulthood and that people with type 2 diabetes endured inadequate care resulting in life-altering complications.
Submitted by aabolina on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:24
The prevalence and magnitude of childhood obesity are increasing dramatically. Until two decades ago, symptomatic children and adolescents were automatically diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. In the 1990s, type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents emerged in association with the epidemic of childhood obesity, disproportionally affecting disadvantaged minority children.
Submitted by aabolina on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:46
Submitted by aabolina on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:36
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:
Submitted by aabolina on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:30
Submitted by aabolina on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:11
Submitted by aabolina on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:03
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.
Submitted by aabolina on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:38
The concept of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) or hyperglycaemia in pregnancy has long been recognised but is still the subject of much controversy.1 Many different screening protocols and clinical guidelines exist, but no international consensus, and even within countries there is considerable confusion as to what constitutes best practice.