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Cambridge course to explore diabetes technology

A course for healthcare professionals with experience in insulin pump therapy interested in advancing their technology skills will take place next year.  Taking place at the Novotel Cambridge North on...

Registrations open for Hypo Awareness Week 2024

The eagerly anticipated annual campaign Hypo Awareness Week returns this October, with the aim of raising crucial awareness of hypoglycaemia among healthcare professionals in the UK and Ireland. Build...

Free tissue transfer can be ‘positively life-changing’ for people affected by diabetic foot disease, study finds

A qualitative study which explored the patient experiences of free tissue transfer for reconstruction of diabetic foot disease has reported it can be “positively life-changing” for those affected. Wit...

Latest guidance published to support ‘hyperglycaemic crises’ in adults with diabetes

A new guideline is now available to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge they need to improve the treatment of adults with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar stat...

Hybrid closed loops improve glycaemic management among young people with type 1 diabetes

Young people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes using closed-loop insulin delivery are more likely to have improved glycaemic management than those on standard therapy, a study has shown. A total of...

Responses sought for GIRFT’s snapshot inpatient diabetes survey

Diabetes inpatient teams across England are being urged to take part in a GIRFT survey to help create a snapshot of current service provision. Site teams are asked to fill in the questionnaire (one pe...

Cumbria optician urges people to have eye exam that could detect diabetes

An optician at an independent practice in Cumbria has revealed your eyes could be a key indicator of the onset of diabetes.  With cases of diabetes steadily on the rise over the past decade, it has be...

JBDS recommendations on glycaemic management and enteral feeding published

New guidance on managing blood sugar levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes who require enteral feeding while in hospital has been released.  Entitled ‘Glycaemic management during enteral feeding ...

Study reveals high amputation risk of people admitted to hospital with diabetic foot ulcer

Research into the outcomes for people admitted with diabetic foot ulcer to hospitals which serve an ethnically diverse population has revealed the high amputation risk – 44 per cent – among its mostly...