Dr Claude Lardinois: New insights about cardiovascular disease
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Dr Claude Lardinois: New insights about cardiovascular disease

This is a two part interview with Professor of Internal Medicine Dr Claude Lardinois given to Diabetes in Control. We learn new things from him that are not emphasised enough  in the medical community. Continued smoking is THE factor that causes the most amputations in diabetics. Feet should be examined EVERY time a diabetic sees … Continue reading

Planning a pregnancy: how tight does blood sugar control need to be?
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Planning a pregnancy: how tight does blood sugar control need to be?

  At what level do pregnancy complications begin?     December 17th, 2016  Diabetes in Control     The results from a new study show that risk increased in women with an early HbA1c of at least 5.9% regardless of a gestational diabetes diagnosis later in pregnancy. Risk of obstetric complications increases linearly with rising … Continue reading

Weight plateaus are a normal, but frustrating,  feature of your weight loss journey
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Weight plateaus are a normal, but frustrating, feature of your weight loss journey

 Here are some words of wisdom and encouragement from a health care professional who knows how discouraging weight loss plateaus can be. Don’t let weight stabilisation lead you to jack in your efforts. When Losing Weight, Warn ‘em! Diabetes in Control November 8th 2016 I work in obesity medicine. As many of us know, losing … Continue reading

Can supplements help diabetes related visual problems?
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Can supplements help diabetes related visual problems?

Are supplements a waste of money? This article from Diabetes in Control describes and experiment to find out…..  Do Supplements Help Diabetes Vision? June 26th, 2015   This was a 6-month randomized, controlled clinical trial of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes with no retinopathy or mild to moderate non-proliferative retinopathy assigned to … Continue reading

Do you take a pair of “old faithfuls” on holiday?
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Do you take a pair of “old faithfuls” on holiday?

 Many of us bring our best and newest footwear on holiday. But is it a good idea? This article from Diabetes in Control discusses the matter. A Lot to Learn from Your Patients September27th, 2016 I am a diabetes educator and certified foot care nurse. Through the years, I’ve learned that most topics we teach … Continue reading

Continuous glucose monitors may need human back up
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Continuous glucose monitors may need human back up

  This story from Diabetes in Control Disasters Averted series describes why it is a good idea to check a finger prick sample of blood if there is a discrepancy between your recorded results and how you feel. CGM? Still Perform the Fingerstick! September 13th, 2016 <!– Old ad tag EHS_AD(“t”, “l”, “300×250”); –> College … Continue reading