Access to insulin in Africa
Access to insulin is essential for diabetes patients, yet remains a challenge in many parts of Africa. This column discusses the barriers.
Deadly diabetes in “unrelenting march”
The diabetes epidemic continues to spread, with nearly 1 in 11 adults suffering from this disease. The BBC sheds light on this issue here.
International Year of Pulses
The 68th United Nations General Assembly declared 2016 the “International Year of Pulses.” Pulses are grain legumes, such as beans, lentils, and more. Find information, toolkits, global events, and more, here.
Nutrition Diagrams across the Ages
How do we demonstrate to the public what a healthy diet looks like? The United States Department of Agriculture has also struggled with this question. Learn more here.
Lessons learned in the global fight against Diabetes
This article discusses two approaches to chronic diabetes care worldwide.
mHealth and Diabetes Care
This article, published in the
Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, describes the potential for mobile
phone technology in diabetes care in developing countries with suggestions for
Report on Rates of Noncommunicable Disease in Low and Lower-Middle Income Countries
The Council on Foreign Relations
released a report focusing on the factors associated with the growing global
health crisis of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The report highlights the
fact that economic growth and urbanization are leading to increased life
expectancies but without the infrastructure and health care systems to support
this in the developing world. It calls on the United States to prioritize NCDs
in global health funding.
"More patients will get
sick, suffer longer, require more medical care, and die young. Given the scale
of these trends, the results will reverberate."
Read the report here. Or explore the online interactive
Shield diagnostics is developing a
Smartphone case that is a glucometer and automatically transfers results to
your Smartphone. Visit their website.
Vitamin D Repletion Boosts Insulin Sensitivity in Prediabetes
Check out this article, which highlights research by faculty from the
Global Diabetes Institute.
Merck launches a text message campaign for diabetes awareness in Uganda
Click here to read this article
published in the Observer about a new health intervention in Uganda.
Esterson et al from the Global Diabetes
Institute conducted a systematic review of diabetes care models in low-resource
settings - Journal of Healthcare for the Poor
and Underserved. Volume 25, Number 1, February 2014.