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The case for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

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Many patients do not achieve their blood glucose targets using traditional self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG). Read more

Pharmacotherapy for managing painful diabetic neuropathy

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Diabetic neuropathies are a disabling condition and the most common form has been estimated to occur in at least 20% of people with type 1 diabetes after 20 years of disease duration, and 10-15% of newly diagnosed patients with type 2 diabetes, increasing to 50% after. Read more

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy – what you can do for your patients

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Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a common and very disabling disorder for those living with diabetes. Read more

Talking more than tooth decay with your patients with diabetes

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Some people call periodontal disease the sixth complication of diabetes after retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, cardiovascular disease and poor wound healing. Read more

Use of non-insulin medications for type 1 diabetes

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People with type 1 diabetes are not able to produce insulin and therefore treatment has primarily focused on replacing insulin via injectable therapy. Read more

How are your patients with diabetes handling their weight?

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Since some 80-90% of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese, it’s important to understand which pharmacotherapies exist for weight management. Read more

Rick Siemens’ keys to help patients with diabetes

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When Rick Siemens from Lethbridge, graduated from the University of Alberta, he quickly realized that many of his patients with diabetes were struggling with their condition. Read more

Two for the price of one – Cardioprotection and glucose-lowering!

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Two landmark studies have made an impact on what recommendations we will make for pharmacologic management of patients with type 2 diabetes. Read more

World Diabetes Day highlights urgent need for early diagnosis and treatment

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The number of people with diabetes is increasing rapidly across the globe. Nearly one in two (46%) of the 415 million adults living with diabetes are unaware that they have the condition. Read more

World Diabetes Day is November 14

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The theme of World Diabetes Day 2016 –  November 14 – is ‘Eyes on Diabetes’.

 

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has estimated that globally as many as 193 million people, or close to half of all adults currently living with diabetes, are unaware of their disease. Most of these cases are type 2 diabetes. The earlier a person is diagnosed, the earlier treatment can be initiated to reduce the risk of harmful and costly complications.

World Diabetes Day (WDD) 2016 is placing particular focus on the urgent need to screen for type 2 diabetes to modify its course and reduce the risk of complications and the importance of screening for diabetes complications as an essential part of managing all types of diabetes.

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most devastating complications of diabetes. Of the 415 million adults worldwide living with diabetes in 2015, over one-third will develop some form of diabetic retinopathy which can lead to vision impairment and blindness. Careful management of diabetes and timely screening for diabetic eye disease can help prevent visual impairment and blindness.

To highlight and support the 2016 campaign’s key messages, IDF has launched the #Test2Prevent initiative, a call to action to help identify people with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes and those at risk of developing it in future. The goal is to achieve 1 million individual screenings recorded on the World Diabetes Day website during the month of November.  An online diabetes risk assessment is available to help individuals learn about their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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