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Focus on gestational diabetes

Priscilla Lynch reports on two new studies that could have implications for the dietary management of gestational diabetes A simple Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy does not reduce the overall risk of adverse maternal and offspring complications, but has the potential to reduce weight gain in pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes, according to the…

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Managing type 1 diabetes

Professional update on type 1 diabetes diagnosis and management with a focus on avoiding DKA Case report Lucy is four years old and is a normal, active child but lately she has been going to the toilet frequently and has started wetting the bed again after being dry overnight for months. Lucy complained of a…

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Integrated diabetes care in the community setting

Providing care to diabetes patients in the community needs to be done in a structured manner Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a chronic, multi-system condition that occurs when there is an absolute or relative deficiency of insulin. Due to its slow and gradual progression, T2D may be asymptomatic for years. Care for T2D is integrated…

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