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Type 2 diabetes: Understanding Australia's fastest growing chronic condition

Type 2 diabetes: Understanding Australia's fastest growing chronic condition

"Imagine the fat in your body is like the food that you store in your pantry."

This is how Merlin Thomas, a physician scientist from Monash University, begins when I ask him to explain how type 2 diabetes works.

"Each week, you bring home your shopping and put it in the pantry. This way you've got food ready for when you need it during the week.

Everything You Need to Know About Alternate Site Testing

Everything You Need to Know About Alternate Site Testing
Do you check your blood glucose multiple times a day as part of your diabetes management? If testing causes you anxiety and pain, and you need to give your fingers a break from being a pincushion, then keep reading! In this article, we show you how to take the ouch out of blood sugar testing and agonizing about where to prick next with alternate site testing.