Can Diabetes Affect Your Mental Health?

Can Diabetes Affect Your Mental Health?

Diabetes is relentless and requires constant attention, awareness and decision making. Diabetes self-management can therefore be demanding, complex and stressful. But diabetes doesn’t only affect people’s physical health – it can also have a profound impact on their emotional health. According to the 2017 Future of Diabetes report, 64% of persons living with diabetes sometimes…

Is There a Link Between Poverty, Obesity and Vision Loss?
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Is There a Link Between Poverty, Obesity and Vision Loss?

Obesity, like diabetes, has reached epidemic proportions in many countries. Poor diet, obesity and type 2 diabetes are heightened risk factors for a range of conditions including glaucoma, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy — one of the leading causes of blindness in the working population. Numerous studies on the ocular manifestations of…

Understanding the Link Between Diabetes & Sleep Disorders
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Understanding the Link Between Diabetes & Sleep Disorders

Most of us are very aware of the importance of sleep. We have been told this since we were kids. Some say a good night’s sleep contributes towards longevity. Others claim it improves our memory, spurs creativity, sharpens our attention, improves our athletic performance, and even helps us steer away from depression. Over the years,…

The Role of Pharmacists in Diabetes Management

The Role of Pharmacists in Diabetes Management

In most people’s mind, the role of the pharmacist in diabetes management is centered around the supply of medicines and possibly patient counseling. In recent years, this role has been expanding to a range of extended services, including patient identification, assessment, education, referral and monitoring. In many countries, pharmacists supply a range of products dealing…

What’s a “Pre-Diabetes” Diagnosis?

What’s a “Pre-Diabetes” Diagnosis?

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States, around 84 million Americans have pre-diabetes. What does pre-diabetes really mean? Earlier this year, ‘Consumer Reports’ published an intriguing piece on the meaning of “pre-disease” diagnosis. We were attracted to the specific advice on “pre-diabetes” and it got us looking at some…