Could more accurate BGL readings be on the
A mathematical model, created by Penn State researchers, can
predict with more than 90 per cent accuracy the blood glucose
levels of individuals with type 1 diabetes up to 30 minutes in
Many people with type 1 diabetes use continuous glucose
monitors, which examine the fluid underneath the skin.
Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family
Studies and of Psychology Peter
Molenaar said glucose levels under the skin trail blood
glucose levels from anywhere between 8 and 15 minutes ...
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Genes could be genius for type 2 diabetes
Could a drug mimicking gene mutations be the key to
keeping type 2 diabetes at bay?
Scientists at a Swedish university's diabetes center think they
could be onto something after they discovered gene mutations that
reduce a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, regardless of
age or weight.
The researchers believe a drug that mimics the mutations may be
able to slow down or stop the conditionin its tracks.
They studied the genomes of older people, who were
overweight and who were at high risk of type 2 diabetes but had
normal blood glucose levels, honing in on the gene which is known
to impact on a person's likelihood of developing type 2
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Could Alzheimer's disease actually be 'type 3' diabetes?
That's the new theory Australian researchers are trying to
Researchers are designing new drugs targeting the brain's
resistance to insulin in the hope that it could play a leading part
in new treatments for conditions like dementia and all types of
Associate Professor Mike Lawrence, with the Walter and Eliza
Institute, is studying the way the brain works to regulate
"We've got a discovery here that actually has possibilities for
utilisation in three major diseases. We've now got the tools and
knowledge to bring together all these threads," Associate Professor
Diabetes Queensland is encouraging women to take
a type 2 diabetes risk assessment
to reduce their risk of complications like having a stroke.
This follows a University of Queensland review of more than 60
international studies that show women with type 2 diabetes have a
27 per cent higher risk of having a stroke than men with
Professor Rachel Huxley, who conducted the research in
collaboration with the UK's University of Cambridge and Australia's
George Institute for Global Health, said the study was the first to
reveal a significant difference in the risk of stroke between men
"Research has shown that diabetes confers a greater risk of
having a heart attack in women than men, and now we have shown that
this gender difference also extends to stroke," Professor Huxley
"Data was pooled from three-quarters of a million people,
including more than 12,000 individuals who had suffered strokes,
both fatal and non-fatal.
"Our analysis of the data showed, in comparison to men with
diabetes, women with the condition had a 27 per cent higher
relative risk of stroke even after taking into account other risk
factors such as age and blood pressure."
The flu is serious - particularly for people with all types of
diabetes - and this is why Diabetes Queensland is encouraging
people to make their annual flu shot a priority.
Research has shown people with diabetes are six per cent more
likely to be hospitalised with the flu than people without
diabetes. So don't wait, make an appointment with your GP
This year Queensland Health has already received more than 900
flu notifications and
the flu season has just begun.
"The flu, just like any other infection, interferes with your
blood glucose levels," Sharon said.
"Generally this means making them high which means it can take
you longer to recover from the flu as well as putting you at a
higher risk of developing complications of the flu."
See our fact sheets for sick days with
type 1 and sick days with
type 2 diabetes.