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Sanofi Diabetes App removed from Apple and Google Play Stores

Following a recent update to the mobile app, Sanofi has identified an error in the Health Professional only section of the app. The error is in regard to dosing conversion for switching from Premix twice daily to Lantus (insulin glargine 100 units/mL). This error was not in the previous version of the app.

Sanofi recommends removing […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Medical|0 Comments

New research highlights Australia’s drinking habits

Written by Kate Battocchio, Accredited Practicing Dietitian 

A new study from La Trobe university has found that a quarter of Australians are drinking at unsafe levels – but it isn’t in the age group or locations you might think. The study, headed by Dr Sarah Callinan, from the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research at La Trobe […]

By |May 5th, 2017|Medical|Comments Off on New research highlights Australia’s drinking habits

The Western Sydney Diabetes Initiative wins 2017 Pemulwuy Prize

The Western Sydney Diabetes Initiative has taken out the prestigious 2017 Pemulwuy Prize, presented by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian at the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue’s Out There Summit.

The Western Sydney Diabetes initiative was set up to address the epidemic of diabetes in Greater Western Sydney, where it is estimated that over 50% of its […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Awards|Comments Off on The Western Sydney Diabetes Initiative wins 2017 Pemulwuy Prize

$4,000 raised by Makibe Australia for people living with diabetes

Harry Schwarz from ‘Makibe Australia’ organised a corporate golf day, which raised $4000 to support those living with diabetes. Harry said “ I don’t think people really know what a problem diabetes has become. Every person you meet either has it or knows someone who does”.
Organising and running a Corporate Golf Day takes a lot […]

By |April 27th, 2017|Fundraising|Comments Off on $4,000 raised by Makibe Australia for people living with diabetes

Patient Experience Week: Preparing for a hospital visit

It’s important to plan ahead if you are living with diabetes and need a medical procedure done that requires day surgery or a hospital visit. Make sure to ask your doctor or diabetes health care team about any special considerations prior to the day.

Looking after your diabetes before, during and following a procedure or surgery can […]

By |April 24th, 2017|Medical|Comments Off on Patient Experience Week: Preparing for a hospital visit

DARP funds new research that may pave the way for a cure for type 1 diabetes

Associate Professor Stuart Mannering, a global leader in diabetes research, is hoping he can discover a therapy that will ‘turn-off’ the immune response that may cause type 1 diabetes.

Diabetes Australia today announced the prestigious 2017 Millennium Award for Type 1 Diabetes to Associate Professor Mannering for his work at St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research. […]

By |April 19th, 2017|Medical, Research, Awards, Media Releases|Comments Off on DARP funds new research that may pave the way for a cure for type 1 diabetes

4 Tips to Help Manage Depression and Diabetes

Depression is a lot more than sadness. It’s a serious mental health condition that affects how you feel about yourself and your life. Depression is one of the most common mental health issues experienced by Australians and the theme of this year’s World Health Day.

Diabetes and depression share some of the same symptoms such as […]

By |April 7th, 2017|Uncategorized, Diabetes and a Healthy Mind, Food and diet|Comments Off on 4 Tips to Help Manage Depression and Diabetes

Looking at the best balance of macronutrients for people with type 2 diabetes

Macronutrients – carbohydrates, protein and fats – are the essential building blocks of everyone’s diet. The human body needs three main macronutrients: protein, fat and carbohydrates.

Eating these in the right proportions is important for everyone including people living with type 2 diabetes, however scientists still don’t have a consensus on the best balance of macronutrients […]

By |March 31st, 2017|Research|Comments Off on Looking at the best balance of macronutrients for people with type 2 diabetes

Thousands of children and families with type 1 diabetes to receive access to CGM technology

The Federal Government has announced its $54 million Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) subsidy initiative as a life-changer for thousands of Australian children, young people and families living with type 1 diabetes.

The CGM subsidy initiative is a significant investment in type 1 diabetes technology and will benefit around 4,000 Australian families with a child or young […]

By |March 31st, 2017|Medical, Technology|Comments Off on Thousands of children and families with type 1 diabetes to receive access to CGM technology

Researchers have a gut feeling starch could help prevent type 1 diabetes

New research, partly funded by the Diabetes Australia Research Program (DARP), has found that a medicinal diet that boosts good bacteria in the gut could help reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes.

The research, from a team at Monash University, found a special combination of fermentable fibre was successful in stopping mice from developing type […]

By |March 28th, 2017|Medical, Research|Comments Off on Researchers have a gut feeling starch could help prevent type 1 diabetes
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