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Diabetes

Diabetes

Some 2.6 million UK residents have diabetes and this number is rising. These people are at increased risk of heart disease, blindness and limb amputation. It is important to know the difference between Type I and Type II diabetes and how they can be managed to avoid these serious long-term complications. In this special report, you can find recent news and relevant articles about diabetes, including information about the condition and the treatment for it.

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Omega-3 fatty acids suppress type 1 diabetes in miceSubscription

Study results raise hope that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids found in fish oil may be able to reverse type 1 diabetes.

Wearable sweat monitoring patch which can be used to treat diabetes

Disposable diabetes patch measures sweat glucose and delivers metforminSubscription

Wearable patch successfully delivered metformin under the skin of mice and reduced blood glucose levels, offering a system researchers say could be used in clinical settings as a treatment for diabetes.

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The war with body fatSubscription

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The secret life of fat, by Sylvia Tara

Woman takes blood test for diabetes

Statins associated with increased risk of diabetes in older womenSubscription

Researchers say that older women taking statins should be regularly monitored after discovering that the risk of diabetes increased the higher the dose of statin in a cohort of 8,372 patients.

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MHRA updates canagliflozin lower limb amputation warning

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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), which regulates drugs and devices in the UK, has updated its advice concerning the increased risk of lower limb amputation associated with canaglifozin, a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes.

Care for children with diabetes is improving, but there is more work to do

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For the seventh year running, the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA) shows children living with diabetes are being helped to manage their blood glucose levels (HbA1c) and so reduce the risk of developing ...

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English Pharmacy Board meeting: 26 January 2017Subscription

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The English Pharmacy Board (EPB) met for its first board meeting of the year on 26 January 2017, at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)’s London headquarters in Wapping, east London.

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Photopharmacology: using light to activate drugsSubscription

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Drugs that contain synthetic light-switching molecules could help target therapies to particular parts of the body, limiting side effects. Researchers have started using this approach to tackle blindness, cancer, diabetes, and antibiotic resistance, but questions remain about the clinical practicality of the field.

Cover of the book ‘The case against sugar’

Building a case on the harm of sugarSubscription

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The case against sugar, by Gary Taubes

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IUD and subdermal contraceptives minimise thromboembolism riskSubscription

A US study considers the safety of hormonal contraception with regard to thromoboembolic events for women with diabetes.

The challenges of managing diabetes at mealtimesSubscription

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Mealtimes pose many challenges for people living with diabetes, especially those who require a fast-acting insulin treatment to cover the post-meal glucose surge.

Collage of images from the top learning and CPD articles of 2016

Top learning and CPD articles of 2016

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Natasha Leeson provides the most popular learning and CPD articles published in The Pharmaceutical Journal and Clinical Pharmacist in 2016.

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