Diabetes Foundation releases guidelines for caregivers

The International Diabetes Federation has released three sets of guidelines for health providers aimed at improving patient care and stemming the growing incidence of the disease worldwide.

TORONTO — The International Diabetes Federation has released three sets of guidelines for health providers aimed at improving patient care and stemming the growing incidence of the disease worldwide.

Recent data collected by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) show that more than 285 million people worldwide have diabetes, a figure the organization predicts will soar to 435 million people in the next 20 years.

Health-care professionals must be equipped with the latest improvements and standards in diabetes care to tackle the spiralling epidemic, the IDF says.

The pregnancy guidelines are intended to set a global standard for the care of gestational diabetes and for women who already have diabetes and become pregnant.

Gestational diabetes is common and is increasing in frequency around the globe, the organization said.

“This is the first International Diabetes Federation guideline on pregnancy,” Dr. Stephen Colagiuri, chair of the IDF task force on clinical guidelines, said in a statement.

“It is an important issue for IDF to address because of the growing number of women this now affects worldwide.”

IDF also released new guidelines on the self-monitoring of blood glucose in non-insulin treated Type 2 diabetes and oral health for those who have the condition.

“Both these guidelines cover important but often neglected areas of diabetes care,” said Colagiuri, a professor of metabolic health at the University of Sydney in Australia.

Just Posted

Protect your pets from ticks, says Sylvan Lake vet

The number of ticks in Alberta has increased, and has put people and pets in danger of Lyme disease

Innisfail Eagles win Senior AAA provincial semifinal, earn final spot in Allan Cup

For the first time in their 71-year history, the Innisfail Eagles will… Continue reading

Ford says social media allows politicians to circumvent mainstream journalists

OTTAWA — Premier Doug Ford says mainstream journalists have become irrelevant because… Continue reading

Montreal priest stabbed during mass leaves hospital; suspect to be charged

MONTREAL — A Catholic priest who was stabbed as he was celebrating… Continue reading

The endless war against invasive species

Group looks to protect native ecological environments in Alberta

WATCH: Fashion show highlights Cree designers

The fashion show was part of a Samson Cree Nation conference on MMIW

Pricey Titanic wreck tours hope to bring new life to a century-old story

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Adventure tourists with money in the bank have… Continue reading

France investigates after older protester is injured in Nice

NICE, France — French authorities are investigating the case of an older… Continue reading

DOJ: Trump campaign did not co-ordinate with Russia in 2016

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s… Continue reading

New report details impact of proposed NS spaceport in event of explosion or fire

HALIFAX — The head of a company proposing to open Canada’s only… Continue reading

Rothmans, Benson & Hedges gets creditor protection in $15B Quebec lawsuit

MONTREAL — Rothmans, Benson & Hedges has become the third tobacco company… Continue reading

Monster Energy drink recalled due to possible glass fragments

OTTAWA — Monster Energy Canada Ltd. is recalling one of its drinks… Continue reading

Global ocean group to study possible toxic splashdowns of space debris

A global agency that sets rules for the seas is studying the… Continue reading

Online real estate auctions try to shake up sales with novel approach

An online auction for a luxury home in Abbotsford, B.C., is drawing… Continue reading

Most Read