Discover the most read diabetes stories of 2021

Thursday, 2 December 2021

2021 was an interesting year for the diabetes community in more ways than one. While many of us probably spent more time at home than we may have hoped for, it was an opportunity to connect with family and the people we share our house with, review how we work and consider how we maintain our health.

We also celebrated 100 years since the discovery of insulin – one of the greatest medical breakthroughs of modern times which has saved and changed the lives of millions of people living with diabetes worldwide.

Closer to home, earlier in the year, our members voted YES to merge with Diabetes Australia. This ensures that our members get the best of both worlds. You are part of a strong national organisation that also brings you the local news, services and programs you value so much.

We’ve put together our most read news and research stories from the last 12 months. We hope you enjoy reading them for the first time or revisiting them again.

5. Meet Metformin

Medication tablets


Our detailed article on Metformin, how to take it, release formulations and the possible side effects, was number 5 on our list.

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4. Weight loss key to type 2 remission

Women making healthy food in the kitchen together


The exciting news out of the UK was that The DiRECT study, funded by Diabetes UK, demonstrated for the first time that remission of type 2 diabetes is possible. Diabetes NSW & ACT has partnered with Sydney University and five local Primary Health Networks to conduct a similar study in Australia. If the results are similar to the UK study it could change future diabetes treatments.

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3. Are low GI and low carb the same thing?

low GI foods including leek, pulses and cauliflower


Are some carbs better than others for blood glucose levels? Yes! Low GI carbs.

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2. Understanding your glucose levels and how they’re measured

Blood sample for HbA1c test


In August our resident pharmacist provided some great advice for monitoring and managing your blood glucose levels.

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1. Australian adults with diabetes encouraged to get COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine vials


At the beginning of this year a lot of us were looking for advice regarding diabetes and the COVID-19 vaccine. In a joint statement from Diabetes Australia, the Australian Diabetes Society, the Australian Diabetes Educators Association it was recommended all adults with diabetes get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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