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Ethnicity parenting stress and self efficacy are all associated with glycaemic control in young people with diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a serious medical and social problem, which is due to its high prevalence, the continuing tendency to increase the number of patients, the chronic course that determines the cumulative nature of the disease, and the high disability of patients. In quantitative terms, type 2 diabetes accounts for 85-90% of the total …

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A diet containing low fat dairy may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

It has been suggested that dairy products might have a preventive effect against type 2 diabetes.  However, the results of observational studies looking at the correlation between the consumption of dairy and incidence of type 2 have been inconclusive. A new systematic review set out to combine the evidence from these different studies into an …

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FDA warns that pioglitazone may increase the risk of bladder cancer recurrence

FDA warns that pioglitazone may increase the risk of bladder cancer recurrence

The US Food and Drug Administration reports that use of the diabetes medication pioglitazone for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer. Pioglitazone (known as Actos in the UK and US) is a thiazolidinedione or glitazone that is used in type 2 diabetes to reduce insulin resistance. Review …

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Greater whole grain intake is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Greater whole grain intake is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes

This systematic review set out to establish whether whole grains specifically contribute to a reduction in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Clinical question: In healthy indivduals, is consumption of whole grains associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. The reviewers were also interested in the effects on cardiovascular disease and weight. …

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Diabetes care involving pharmacists to prevent CHD: a win-win?

Previous research has shown that pharmacist involvement in the management of type 2 diabetes can improve HbA1c as well as blood pressure and cholesterol. These models of care may be more costly to deliver, however, compared with conventional primary care. This economic evaluation looked at the cost-effectiveness of pharmacist management in preventing cardiovascular disease in …

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