Influencers have been enthusiastically claiming its success in helping them lose weight, with their posts viewed by millions. You might be surprised what the evidence shows.
In a controversial move in 2021, drug-funding agency Pharmac fully subsidised new diabetes drugs for Māori and Pacific patients. Could the result help set a precedent?
Ozempic uses semaglutide to mimic the role of a hormone naturally produced by the body to create feelings of fullness. Certain foods can do the same thing.
Nine in ten of all deaths in New Zealand are caused by non-communicable diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Better use of research evidence could save lives and healthcare dollars.
Diabetes management is becoming more affordable in the U.S. after years of price hikes.
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The drugmaker’s move responded to the growing competition that has shaken up the insulin market in recent years.
Regular exercise and heathy diets, including low consumption of processed foods, are important to prevent diabetes.
For parents, encouraging healthy family diets for children from the time they are babies is one way to keep children’s blood sugar levels in check. The Indonesian government can do more to help too.
Exercising regularly, and spending time outdoors can improve your health.
As tempting as it is, it is not possible to “supplement” oneself out of a bad lifestyle.
Scientists are figuring out why so many diseases and conditions, including diabetes, inflammation and parasitic infection, can affect our eye health. But there are ways to protect your macula.
You’ve probably heard of the drug semaglutide or Ozempic, the diabetes medication being used for weight loss. So what are the risks and benefits? And who should have access to it?
When it comes to eye care, regular visits to the optometrist or ophthalmologist can detect the early signs of diabetic damage.
The risk of developing eye complications is high in young people with Type 2 diabetes, which is increasingly affecting children and adolescents, especially those who are more sedentary.
Shift work throws our circadian rhythm out of whack, which can impact the major systems in our bodies.
Abby Lee Harder with her daughter Presley, showing the blood-glucose sensor that helps manage her diabetes.
On the centenary of insulin’s first use, doctors, researchers and people with diabetes are asking why New Zealand lags other countries in funding the latest devices to monitor blood sugar.
Person having their blood glucose level measured with a glucometer.
In Canada, 14.4 per cent of South Asians have Type 2 diabetes, the highest prevalence of any other ethnic group in the country. Why is this population so disproportionately affected by diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes mostly affects adults of a certain age.
Improving diabetes care in South Africa requires strong will and support from health authorities, introduction of clinical information systems, the use of technology and digital solutions.
Large new study identifies very early risk factors for pancreatic cancer.
The pandemic and a health workers’ strike disrupted essential health services.
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Outpatient visits, screening and diagnostic services, and child immunisation were particularly negatively affected.
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It’s important to think about the weight-related outcomes are you’re hoping for and what other approaches could be tried first.
Eleven percent of South African adults live with diabetes.
Most people with diabetes are poorly controlled. This makes them vulnerable to complications like eye problems, kidney disease, and even amputations.
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Older people with COVID are at higher risk of a new Alzheimer’s diagnosis within a year of testing positive. Vaccination against viral infection remains one of several important preventative measures.
Quantifying the financial costs of overweight and obesity is important for national policy.
Lowering obesity and overweight rates will lift the burden on healthcare spending.