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By the 1960s, Tasmanians were able to check their blood glucose levels using ‘Dextrose Sticks’, a more accurate method of checking control. For parents of children with diabetes, this was an accurate way to see what was happening to their child, and relieve some of their fear and anxiety. Membership provides access to many valuable services and benefits available only to people who pay an annual subscription fee to be a member of Diabetes Tasmania. Insulin became highly purified, nutrition was recognised as a cornerstone of diabetes care, the first blood glucose meters appeared on the market, and blood testing strips became available on the National Health Scheme. A thiazolidinedione may be combined with either metformin or a sulfonylurea if one of these drugs is contraindicated or not tolerated. You can find out more about Healthy Shopping Tours by phoning us on 1300 136 588. It is not known whether or not this weight loss would be maintained if the medicine was used for a long time.
Tablets to control Type 2 diabetes improved and there was a greater choice than before. By the middle of the decade, Diabetes Nurse Educators were appointed to all major Tasmanian hospitals. Diabetes Australia administered the ‘National Diabetics Supply Scheme’ for the Commonwealth Government to ensure costs of diabetes were kept to a minimum. Proven strategies for weight loss in diabetics includes significant reduction in the intake of fats (particularly saturated fats), sugars and processed foods. Throughout the 1990s, there has been a massive increase in knowledge about diabetes and its care. Improved technology has resulted in smaller, cheaper, more accurate meters; and easier injections due to smaller, sharper needles and disposable syringes. Pen injectors make insulin delivery more convenient.
Insulin is now available in a variety of lengths of action. South Australia Department of Education and Children’s Services – Eat Well SA Schools and Pre Schools Healthy Eating Guidelines (PDF) – provide a practical framework for planning of school and preschool strategies to ensure students and children learn about, experience and practise healthy eating. The 1993 United States ‘Diabetes Control and Complications Trial’ and 1998’s ‘United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study’ have provided doctors with information. This ensures they have proven guidelines to work with when helping people live well in the presence of this incurable, but treatable disease. Tasmanians with diabetes can now look forward to a life as long and fulfilling as the rest of the population.