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Diabetes Management Journal February 2018 References


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p7 - CGM good for mothers and babies:

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p8-12 Diabetic Retinopathy:

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p14-16 Sleep Apnoea and Diabetes:

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p18-20 What’s so smart about ‘smart’ meters?

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p22-24 How to get them off the couch:

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p25-27 Pre-pregnancy planning and care for women with diabetes

  1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2016. Australia’s mothers and babies 2014—in brief. Perinatal statistics series no. 32. Cat no. PER 87. Canberra: AIHW.
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  3. Cheung, N, McElduff, A, Ross, G (2005) Type 2 diabetes in pregnancy: a wolf in sheep's clothing. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 45(6): p. 479-83.
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p28-29 Reality Check – Dr Justin Coleman:

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p32-34 The 5:2 question: Do fasting diets help diabetes?

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  3. Harvie MHowell A. Potential Benefits and Harms of Intermittent Energy Restriction and Intermittent Fasting Amongst Obese, Overweight and Normal Weight Subjects-A Narrative Review of Human and Animal Evidence.Behav Sci (Basel). 2017 Jan 19;7(1). pii: E4. doi: 10.3390/bs7010004. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28106818
  4. Headland MClifton PMCarter SKeogh JB. Weight-Loss Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Intermittent Energy Restriction Trials Lasting a Minimum of 6 Months. 2016 Jun 8;8(6). pii: E354. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27338458
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  7. Olansky L. Strategies for management of intermittent fasting in patients with diabetes. Cleve Clin J Med. 2017 May;84(5):357-358. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28530890

Further reading

  1. Monday’s Medical Myth: Low fat diets are better for weight loss. The Conversation 28th January 2013. https://theconversation.edu.au/mondays-medical-myth-low-fat-diets-are-better-for-weight-loss-11586
  2. Monday’s Medical Myth: You don’t have to be the biggest loser to achieve weight loss success. The Conversation 3rd May 2013. https://theconversation.com/you-dont-have-to-be-the-biggest-loser-to-achieve-weight-loss-success-11587
  3. Health Check: what’s the best diet for weight loss? The Conversation 24th March 2014. http://theconversation.com/health-check-whats-the-best-diet-for-weight-loss-21557
  4. Health Check: 10 ways to save 2000 kilojoules and drop a clothes size. The Conversation 16th February, 2015. https://theconversation.com/health-check-ten-ways-to-save-2-000-kilojoules-and-drop-a-clothes-size-37039
  5. Got Gout? Here’s what to eat and avoid. The Conversation November, 2015. https://theconversation.com/got-gout-heres-what-to-eat-and-avoid-50239
  6. Health Check: six tips for losing weight without fad diets. The Conversation February, 2016. https://theconversation.com/health-check-six-tips-for-losing-weight-without-fad-diets-52496
  7. Got Gallstones?Here’s what to eat and avoid. The Conversation May 5th, 2016. https://theconversation.com/got-gallstones-heres-what-to-eat-and-avoid-53229
  8. What are ‘fasting’ diets and do they help you lose weight? The Conversation, May 8th 2017. https://theconversation.com/what-are-fasting-diets-and-do-they-help-you-lose-weight-76644
  9. Do ketogenic diets help you lose weight? The Conversation 15th September 2017. https://theconversation.com/do-ketogenic-diets-help-you-lose-weight-81810

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