Posts: Type 2 Diabetes
Health literacy is a vital component of self-management. Clients who are unable to understand, interpret and act upon health care information will have minimal success in maintaining control of their disease or condition. This is particularly true for Type 2 Diabetes as there are complex actions required on a daily basis to successfully manage this […]
World Diabetes Day, held annually on November 14, was created in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. Today, diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and lower limb amputation.
But by adopting healthy lifestyles, including consuming a nutritious diet and exercising regularly, we […]
The relationship between diabetes and nutrition is often oversimplified and equated with an excess of ‘sugar’ or glucose in the diet, by clinicians and laypeople alike. Unfortunately, this widely held belief and the resulting dietary choices are contributing to the current epidemic of type 2 diabetes and poor outcomes for patients with diabetes. […]
Primary care-led weight management for remission of type 2 diabetes (DiRECT): an open-label, cluster-randomised trial
A very low calorie diet is changing the way we look at treating Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)1. A recent study, funded by Diabetes UK aimed to find an effective and accessible way to put T2D into remission2. Led by […]
Causality is a difficult concept in chronic disease. Rarely is it as simply explained as Koch’s Postulates was able to do with acute disease.
Attempts to assign a ‘linear’ relationship (i.e. presence of risk = development of disease) to chronic diseases often fall short of a comprehensive causal explanation vis. ‘diet’ as a singular cause of […]
Liraglutide 3·0 mg was shown to reduce bodyweight and improve glucose metabolism after the 56-week period of this trial, one of four trials in the SCALE programme. Read more
Slowing Down the Progression of Type 2 Diabetes: We Need Fair, Innovative, and Disruptive Action on Environmental and Policy Levels!
Over the past decades, we have observed an increase of prevalence of diabetes in many countries along with significant differences in prevalence trends between countries worldwide (1). In Europe and other Western countries, the prevalence rate reaches a plateau or has slowed down on the level of ∼8–10%. In Asia, a continuous rise in […]