Efficacy and safety analysis of insulin degludec/insulin aspart compared with biphasic insulin aspart 30

Approximately 1.6 billion people worldwide are Muslims. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and fasting (total abstinence…

Basal insulin in patients who fast during Ramadan

A real-world study has evaluated a second-generation basal insulin used alongside IDF-DAR guidelines. The results contrast with literature reports of…

Diabetes and COVID-19

How do we manage diabetic patients in an age of COVID-19, given the increased risk of mortality experienced by diabetic…

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T2DM epidemic: Can we turn the tide?

Diabetes is the most common endocrine disorder diagnosed worldwide.  The cause of type 1 diabetes (T1DM) – previously known as…

Guidelines: managing diabetes in older adults

About 6% of the South African population – about 3.5 million people – suffer from diabetes, and 5 million more…

Skin can show first signs of diabetes

Certain skin conditions commonly seen in dermatology practice, can often be the first signs that a patient has diabetes, said…

Medical Chronicle August 2019 CPDs

These are both CPDs produced for the August 2019 issue of Medical Chronicle, accredited for 3 points. This month’s CPDs…

Cardiovascular risk reduction in diabetes mellitus

Globally significant increase in the prevalence of diabetes has been documented and this increase is expected to impact in a…

Immune cell linked to type 1 diabetes

A research team from Johns Hopkins Medicine has been the first to document the existence of the long searched-for ‘X…

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…

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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…

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,…

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…

Medical Chronicle October CPDs

Below are all of the CPDs produced for the October 2018 issue of Medical Chronicle. You need to read all…

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…

Specialist Forum August CPDs

These are the Specialist Forum’s August CPDs. Click on the questionnaire below to start the CPD quiz.

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

Medical Chronicle July CPDs

These are the Medical Chronicle’s July CPDs. Click on the questionnaire below to start the CPD quiz.

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…

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