Insulin pens: what do patients prefer?

The use of pens as the preferred means of insulin delivery has become standard over the course of the last decade. Given the importance of adherence to therapy in diabetes management, physicians must keep a patient’s preference in mind.

Lies, damn lies and statistics

Epidemiological studies have long suggested a correlation between hyperglycaemia and higher rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Meta-analysis of these studies shows that a 1% increase in Hba1c increases CVD risk by 18%.

Gla-300 Vs IDeg-100: What the first RCT says

MEDICAL CHRONICLE OCTOBER CPD 3 of 4: The BRIGHT study results reflect positively on these second-generation longer-acting basal insulin analogues, both of which reduced HbA1c, glucose profiles and fasting SMPG.

How to combat statin-associated muscle symptoms

MEDICAL CHRONICLE OCTOBER CPD 4 of 4: Despite some potentially severe side effects, statins are possibly the most effective drugs for the prevention and treatment of hypercholesterolemia and coronary heart disease.

Vitamin B deficiency in patients with diabetes

SPECIALIST FORUM AUGUST CPD 1 of 4: Vitamins are actively involved in many metabolic processes of the nervous system. Their deficit may cause severe and, sometimes, irreversible consequences for diabetic patients.

Supplementing diabetic patients

MEDICAL CHRONICLE JULY 2018: CPD 4 of 5

What is new about SGLT-2 inhibitors?

MEDICAL CHRONICLE JULY 2018: CPD 3 of 5

New insulin reduces nocturnal hypoglycaemia

Sanofi is the first company in South African medical history to introduce a newly launched product available at the cost of a clone.

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CPD POINTS: 3

That sugar high

In January 2018 the American Diabetes Association (ADA) updated their Standards of Medical Care for the treatment of type 1 diabetes and diabetes mellitus type 2 (DMT2).

Safety, efficacy of Biosimilar human insulins

Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) affects people worldwide and poses major public health and socio-economic challenges. The disorder was previously thought to be rare or undocumented in rural Africa, but over the past few decades it has emerged as an important non-communicable disease (NCD) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

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CPD POINTS: 3

Achieving glycaemic control

Diabetes is South Africa’s second biggest killer but there is a critical lack of consensus among experts and policymakers about how this growing epidemic should be tackled.

A new era in the management of type 2 Diabetes

Various studies have thrust the sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors (‘gliflozin’) into the forefront of T2DM guidelines.

Managing a monster

Diabetes is a life-long disease that affects the way the body handles glucose, a sugar in the blood. Most people with the condition have type 2. Type 2 diabetes has been increasing substantially over the last 20 years.

SMART diabetes care

Diabetes has become a leading cause of death worldwide. Although there is no cure for diabetes, blood glucose monitoring combined with appropriate medication can enhance treatment efficiency, alleviate the symptoms, as well as diminish complications.