Why is the rate of incidence of diabetes increasing?
The increasing rate of diabetes, often attributed to overweight associated with hypercaloric diets, has led to numerous dietary and lifestyle intervention trials. In these, the dietary components have focused particularly on controlling caloric... continue reading
Is exogenous insulin inevitable for diabetics?
Endogenous insulin production ceases with the loss of pancreatic islet β-cells, caused by autoimmune antibodies 1, [2,... continue reading
Hyperglycaemia: both cause and effect of diabetes
Current thinking suggests diabetes has variable causes, is inevitably progressive, and causes hyperglycaemia. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease causing β-cell (source of insulin) death, and type 2 is an insulin activity deficiency (insulin... continue reading
Diabetes screening using home blood glucose meter testing during the Dawn Phenomenon period
The Dawn Phenomenon (DP) was first noted in diabetics as an unexpected increase in blood glucose beginning during sleep early in the morning1. The glucose is derived from increased hepatic... continue reading
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