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Type 2 diabetes


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 …

Almost 3 million Australians suffer with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), yet 80% are undiagnosed. As the most accessible healthcare professionals, pharmacies are ideally placed to identify and offer ongoing support …

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 …

There are many changes in the management of type 2 diabetes and the many combination therapies now available for glucose lowering are causing confusion among both patients and prescribers. This …