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Type 2 diabetes


All medicines used to control hyperglycaemia have potential adverse effects. The wide range of pharmacological actions of medication used in diabetes management, particularly when more than one medication is used, …

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Pharmacists can play a vital role in providing support, advice and strategies that contribute to …

While there are several drug classes available for treating type 2 diabetes, the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists are one of the newer classes of pharmacological agents. By Carrie Stewart, …

Pharmacists can make a big difference to the lives of people with diabetes, says credentialled diabetes educator (CDE) Jayne Lehmann. “They can pick up a lot about a person from …

Healthcare professionals can foster timely insulin initiation by supporting patients with realistic, accurate perceptions of diabetes and its treatment from day one. A recent study1 provides insights into some of …

Guidelines are flawed and must be revised as type 2 diabetes is reversible, says the 2020 Australian of the Year. Dietary1 and clinical guidelines2 must change along with our love …

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of preventable blindness of working-age adults in the world.1 In Australia it is one of the top five causes of irreversible blindness among …

Melbourne lockdowns see gestational diabetes cases rise, while experts warn women are missing out on funded-education and support. COVID lockdowns could be behind an increase seen in the rate of …

‘Cholesterol complacency’ call to action For the first time in nearly a decade, new data highlights the potential extent of the cholesterol problem among high-risk patents costing the economy $1.5 …

Better pay and referral pathways—along with improved education and training—are desperately needed to help tackle diabetes, say award winning credentialled diabetes educators, consultant pharmacist Kirrily Chambers and registered nurse Jayne …

New research1 reveals new type 2 diabetes cases falling or stable—offering hope for Australian screening and prevention efforts. The annual rates of new cases of adults diagnosed with type 2 …

Managing diabetes with insulin requires a multidisciplinary approach to care, and that includes essential counselling from pharmacists. This article outlines the ideal properties of insulin and its place in diabetes …