Submitted by aabolina on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 14:44
SGLT2 stands for ‘sodium-glucose linked transporter 2’. This is a protein within the kidney tubules that regulates the reabsorption of glucose in the kidney. There is also, predictably, an SGLT1, which is present in both the kidney and the gut. In the kidneys, under normal circumstances, virtually all the glucose that passes into the urine from the blood is reabsorbed by the action of SGLT2.
Submitted by aabolina on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 12:11
In Pakistan, between 4% and 10% of people with diabetes develop a foot ulcer, and more than 10% of those ulcers lead to an amputation. The ‘diabetic foot’ is saddling Pakistan’s already resource-constrained economy with a tremendous and growing cost burden. Significant achievements have been made in preventing diabetes-related foot ulcers and improving foot care throughout the country, including the implementation of a highly effective ‘Step by Step’ programme. Under the auspices of that programme, training is provided for physicians, diabetes educators and foot care assistants.
Submitted by aabolina on Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:32
Ritual fasting is an essential part of many major faiths. Lent in Christianity, Ramadan in Islam, Yom Kippur in Judaism, or the Navratras in Hinduism – fasts vary in duration and in degree. Some ritual fasts pose challenges to the physical health and fitness of those following the ritual, which are significant in people with diabetes, who have metabolic disorders and use treatments that impair their capacity to fast for long periods of time.
Submitted by aabolina on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 16:18
A diagnosis of diabetes is always stressful. People are suddenly faced with having to manage a complex treatment regimen, including amended diet, regular monitoring and pharmacological therapies, often leading to a variety of new fears and responsibilities about their health. Problems with emotional adjustment to the condition can have negative effects on diabetes self-management – which in turn can impact on emotional wellbeing, in a classical vicious cycle.
Submitted by olivier.jacqmain on Fri, 07/20/2012 - 16:54
With its latest round of funding complete, the International Diabetes Federation’s translational research programme, BRIDGES, has raised its game again, receiving 57 applications from 32 countries. This round of financial support ensured USD 65,000 per project and was dedicated to short-term projects lasting a maximum two years. Having undergone rigorous screening by recognized experts, nine of the projects were selected and will benefit from financial backing from IDF. Ronan L’Heveder describes the latest innovative projects to quality for BRIDGES funding.
Submitted by olivier.jacqmain on Fri, 07/20/2012 - 16:50
In 2011, the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Diabetes Centre in Sydney, Australia, joined the voluntary network of International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Centres of Education. There are currently eight such centres providing excellent diabetes care and education services in Latin America, Asia (including the Indian sub-continent and China), Europe and now Australia. Central to the aims of the Centres of Education are efforts to increase regional capacity to respond to the diabetes epidemic.
Submitted by valerie.eijrond on Mon, 04/16/2012 - 15:44
Issues relating to people with diabetes injecting themselves with insulin quite rightly are an important focus of diabetes care. Concerns include avoiding the complications of inaccurate dosing, and ensuring the proper care of injection sites and correct use of blood glucose selfmonitoring. The current implementation of the 2010 EU Directive on sharps injury prevention, places the spotlight of attention on the safety and protection of healthcare professionals when they are administering treatment to people with diabetes. Questions arise over the risks to the diabetes specialist.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 17:22
China is experiencing an increase in the number of people with type 1 diabetes. New cases as well as improved life expectancy among people with established diabetes are behind the rising prevalence. The incidence of type 1 diabetes among children has been put at 0.59 per 100,000 people per year. Although this is farlower than in some other regions, such as northern Europe, our numbers are huge because China has such a large population – in excess of 1.3 billion.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 17:17
Successful implementation of structured education programmes that teach people with type 1 diabetes to use insulin flexibly around normal
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 17:14
Two English diabetologists were among an international audience while Michael Berger told it to throw away the diet from the therapeutic approach