Posts Tagged ‘Diabetes’

Diabetes: sharp rise in people at risk of getting T2DM

More than a third of adults in England are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, according to research which paints an alarming scenario for individual health ...

Diabetes: Lack of diabetes awareness putting children at risk

Doctors are calling for better diabetes awareness as almost 1 in 5 children with diabetes develop a dangerous complication known as Diabetic Ketoacidosis (...

Diabetes: Outcomes for children with diabetes improving but control poor

Despite improvements in care for children and young people with diabetes, outcomes related to future health risk in over 25% remains "unacceptable", accord...

Diabetes: only one in five getting all NICE-recommended annual checks in some areas

Only one in five patients with diabetes are getting all of their NICE-recommended checks in some areas. The latest National Diabetes Audit shows 60% of ...

Diabetes: fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant now recommended

In final draft guidance published by NICE, fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant (Iluvien, Alimera Sciences) is recommended as an option for the tr...

Taking the first steps towards a 24/7 service

Every day the NHS fails us. Every day the NHS also saves us. It's a daily cocktail and, in this age of social media, the NHS faces a lot of criticism. It...

Diabetes: Pumps control blood sugar more effectively than injections in children with T1DM

The longest and largest study of the effectiveness of insulin pumps to treat type 1 diabetes in children has shown that the pumps are more effective at con...

Diabetes: Cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetics with low blood sugar levels

Type 2 diabetics who have severe hypoglycaemia are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, research published on bmj.com suggests. Severe hypoglycaem...

Understanding the role of the specialist

When it comes to diabetes care, seven years ago the so-called GP leaders let down their medical colleagues. Massively. I recall attending a national meet...

Investigation says diabetes drugs potentially harmful

Evidence suggesting that new diabetes drugs - GLP-1 based products - are potentially harmful has not been published by the pharmaceutical companies involve...

Obituary: Diabetes pioneer Professor Harry Keen

If there were a list of the scientific developments over the last half century that have improved the lives of people with diabetes, one of its striking fe...