The Cost of Diabetes - A Game Changer
The past century has witnessed stunning advances in medicine and quality of life. The average life expectancy in the 19th century was about 30 years, but since 1900, it has increased dramatically by more than 30 years, of which 25 years can be attributed to advances in public health (1).
Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes Not Using Insulin: Commentary
Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is a diagnostic test that has enhanced diabetes self-management, especially for individuals with type 1 diabetes and those with type 2 diabetes using insulin.
V. Woo, A.Y.Y. Cheng, A Hanna
Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose for Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes Not Using Insulin: Leaving no Cornerstone Unturned
Patients with diabetes are engaging in self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) more than ever. Over the past 12 years, the overall utilization of SMBG has increased by 250% (1).
D.M. Rabi, J.A. Johnson, A.L. Edwards
The Cost of Diabetes in Canada: The Economic Tsunami
In 2009, the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) commissioned a report to determine the cost of diabetes in Canada, including the impact of lost productivity on the economy as a whole.
G. Doucet, M. Beatty
2009 Clinician-Scientist Award Recipient, Dr. Andrew Advani
The Canadian Diabetes Association Clinician-Scientist Award supports the development and retention of highly qualified clinician-scientists in the early stages of their careers in diabetes research in Canada.
P. Vandenberg, C.B. Verchere
A New Generation of Diabetes Mellitus
Type 2 diabetes has become the disease of the decade
S.A. Ross, E.A. Ryan
Utilization and Expenditure on Blood Glucose Test Strips in Canada
The objective of this study was to explore utilization patterns and expenditures on blood glucose test strips (BGTSs) in Canada according to concurrently prescribed diabetes treatments.
C. Cameron, A. Virani, H. Dean, M. Evans, L. Dolovish, M. Dahl
The Importance of Older Maternal Age and Other Birth-related Factors as Predictors for Diabetes in Offspring: Particular Implications for First Nations Women?
Aim: To examine the association of birth-related factors with diabetes risk in offspring.
R.F. Dyck, P.J. Cascagnette, H. Klomp
Absent Risk of Dysglycemia after Bacterial Gastroeteritis
Diarrhea-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) may be complicated by acute and long-term insulin deficiency. However, the glycemic consequences of acute bacterial gastroenteritis in the absence of HUS have never been considered.
R.S. Suri, J.L. Mahon, W.F. Clark, A.X. Garg, and the Walkerton Health Study Investigators
The Evolution of Amputation in the Province of Quebec
Lower-extremity amputation rate is often used as an indicator of the quality of diabetes care. This study provides a long-term perspective on amputation in the Quebec population, estimating changes over time in rates of vascular amputation and comorbidity profile.
D. Dawes, S. Iqbal, O.K. Steinmetz, N. Mayo
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