Tag Archives: Diabetes

Govt makes $100m diabetes promise

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes will receive free access to glucose monitoring devices under a $ 100 million federal government commitment. Health Minister Greg Hunt on Sunday said the additional funding would also cover children and young people with conditions similar to type 1 diabetes who require insulin. The funding, which would be spread… Read More »

Sweetened drinks pose greater diabetes risk than other sugary foods

Sweetened drinks pose a greater risk of type 2 diabetes than most other foods containing fructose, a naturally occurring sugar, finds an evidence review published by The BMJ yesterday. The findings suggest that fruit and other foods containing fructose seem to have no harmful effect on blood glucose levels, while sweetened drinks and some other foods that… Read More »