Diabetes

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MPs call for 'radical expansion' of structured diabetes education

Steroid-induced hyperglycaemia

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Type 1 diabetes: clinical review

Viewpoint: Why we need joined-up thinking in diabetes care

Diagnostic tests and appliances

Blood tests catch diabetes too late, warn researchers

Blood tests catch diabetes too late, warn researchers

Current methods of diagnosing type 2 diabetes should be 'urgently revised' after...

GP workload driven up by 'over-medicalisation' of patients

GP workload driven up by 'over-medicalisation' of patients

Nearly a third of diabetes risk assessments identify that patients are at risk of...

One in three adults on the cusp of developing diabetes

One in three adults on the cusp of developing diabetes

More than a third of the adult population in England have pre-diabetes and are at...

Hypoglycaemia

Patients failing to tell GPs about 'serious' hypoglycaemia

Patients failing to tell GPs about 'serious' hypoglycaemia

Over a third of type 2 diabetes patients are unaware of the side effects of the medication...

Night-time hypoglycaemia risk cut by new insulin

Night-time hypoglycaemia risk cut by new insulin

Patients' risk of night-time hypoglycaemia is lower when treated with a new, as-yet-unlicensed...

Diabetes treatment response determined by genetic variation

Diabetes treatment response determined by genetic variation

Genetic variation plays a large part in explaining why metformin is much better at...

Oral and parenteral hypoglycaemics

GPs' workload fears after drug ban

GPs' workload fears after drug ban

UK GP practices will have to review tens of thousands of diabetes patients after...

New diabetes drug cuts weight gain and hypos

A new class of oral anti-diabetic drug may reduce hypoglycaemic events and lead to...

Screening for gestational diabetes

Screening for gestational diabetes

A large waistline and high triglyceride levels in pregnant women could be used to...

More oral and parenteral hypoglycaemics articles

Type 1 diabetes

Clinical review: NICE guidance on type 1 diabetes
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Clinical review: NICE guidance on type 1 diabetes

Professor Rayaz Malik and colleagues outline new guidance on diagnosis and management.

Case study: Type 1 diabetes in a child

Case study: Type 1 diabetes in a child

An apparently minor illness had a serious cause.

GPs should draw up individual targets for type 1 diabetes patients, says NICE

GPs should draw up individual targets for type 1 diabetes patients, says NICE

GPs should help devise 'individualised' blood glucose targets for adults with type...

Type 2 diabetes

GPs to refer at-risk patients to personalised diabetes prevention schemes

GPs to refer at-risk patients to personalised diabetes prevention schemes

GPs in parts of England will soon be able to refer high-risk patients onto a personalised...

NICE diabetes guidance to be updated constantly after 'out-of-date' criticism
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NICE diabetes guidance to be updated constantly after 'out-of-date' criticism

GPs may have to check NICE diabetes guidelines continually to ensure they are aware...

Clinical Review: Type 2 diabetes
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Clinical Review: Type 2 diabetes

Contributed by Professor Iskandar Idris, associate professor in diabetes and honorary...

Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes in early pregnancy linked to autism
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Gestational diabetes in early pregnancy linked to autism

Foetuses exposed to gestational diabetes in the womb during early pregnancy face...

Diabetes in pregnancy - Clinical review

Diabetes in pregnancy - Clinical review

What are the risks and outcomes in patients with existing and gestational diabetes...

Hyperemesis gravidarum - Clinical review
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Hyperemesis gravidarum - Clinical review

Differentiate HG from morning sickness. By Dr Ciaran Crowe

Complications of diabetes

Diabetic emergencies and complications in primary care

Diabetic emergencies and complications in primary care

The presentation and management of emergencies and complications arising from diabetes,...

Faster treatment for diabetic foot patients could slash £650m NHS costs
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Faster treatment for diabetic foot patients could slash £650m NHS costs

Speeding up target treatment times for patients with diabetic foot disease could...

Foot problems in diabetes
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Foot problems in diabetes

NICE recommendations for prevention and management.

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