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
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 16:22
Australian diabetes healthcare professionals in Melbourne learned about the DAFNE programme for people with type 1 diabetes in 2004, during a visit to the International Diabetes Institute there by Stephanie Amiel. Rather like the UK teams a few years earlier, a teamof nine health professionals from four Australian centres undertook DAFNE training in the UK that year. Prior to this, there were no evidence-based group programmes providing structured education for people with type 1 in Australia.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 16:17
There is overwhelming evidence that improving HbA1c reduces the risk of longterm complications and improves quality of life. In Kuwait, however, few people with diabetes reach their target levels and, as a consequence, remain at risk of diabetes complications. Healthcare professionals ask the people in their care to test their blood glucose three or four times a day. Yet in many regions, very few people with diabetes have received education on how to adjust their insulin according to their blood glucose results.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 16:15
In November 2010, a pioneering team comprising a nurse educator, a dietitian and an endocrinologist from Singapore General Hospital completed a
DAFNE course and postcourse educator training in Australia, at the OzDAFNE centre, Diabetes Australia-Victoria. This was the first step in a process that successfully took the DAFNE model Singapore. The Clinical Leads for the Singapore initiative describe the experience so far and look to the future and continental development of their growing programme.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 16:12
Thirty-five years on from the demonstration that type 1 diabetes has an autoimmune basis, we have learned an enormous amount about the disease. We know its genetic basis (immune genes), its pathological basis (immune cells) and we would expect to be converting this insight into therapeutic advances (immunebased). Certainly, the field of immunotherapy for type 1 diabetesis very active. Here, Mark Peakman reviews the progress being made and scans the horizon for the mostlikely future breakthroughs.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 16:09
In an age of increasing global information overload, it is becoming progressively more difficult to discern real health and safety signals, or potentially beneficial possibilities, from background noise. The explosion in exploratory analyses of emerging large-scale medical record databases and registries
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 16:03
"Great disappointments in medicine frequently give rise to great innovation – so the saying goes – but who expected a 20-year detour?" Denise Faustman and her team were disappointed by their findings from human islet cell transplantation trials and felt compelled to return to the bench for 20 years to understand why the trials had been less successful than had been hoped. They first turned to an animal model of type 1 diabetes, which,
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 15:58
The human brain depends on glucose to fuel all its functions. Although the brain can use other metabolic substrates, and babies’ brains do, glucose is its normal energy source. As the brain stores very little glucose, its proper function depends on a reliable supply from its circulation. If blood glucose concentrations fall too low, then brain malfunction results. But what is the plasma glucose concentration that is ‘too low’? Stephaine Amiel looks into this surprisingly controversial topic.