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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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Diabetes drugs could be used to lower intracranial pressureSubscription

Repurposing existing GLP-1R agonists used to treat diabetes could be an alternative treatment option for reducing raised intracranial pressure, researchers find.

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Type 2 diabetes in children and young people: extending our reach to prevent disease in those most at riskSubscription

Prevention of type 2 diabetes in high-risk groups will avoid catastrophic comorbid consequences. It is essential to use our resources more effectively to identify and help children and young people who are most in danger.

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All over-40s urged to have type 2 diabetes risk assessment

All adults over 40, except pregnant women, should have a risk assessment for type 2 diabetes, updated guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said.

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'First oral drug' for type 1 diabetes shows promise in phase III trial

An investigational new oral drug for type 1 diabetes has shown promise in improving glucose control when used in conjunction with insulin, compared with using insulin alone

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Managing diabetes in women during preconception and pregnancySubscription

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Diabetes in pregnancy is associated with risks to the woman and to the developing foetus. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals need to be able to support and educate women who are planning pregnancy and those who are already pregnant to manage their diabetes.

Diabetes drug, exenatide, has positive effects on symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Diabetes drug has positive effects on symptoms of Parkinson’s diseaseSubscription

Patients with moderate Parkinson’s disease showed improved motor function whereas those on placebo worsened.

Insulin pens recalled

Insulin pens recalled

Pharmacists have been told to ensure they do not dispense from 87 batches of insulin pens that could leave patients at risk of hyperglycaemia.

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The diabetic footSubscription

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Diabetes-related foot problems are common, and negatively impact patients’ quality of life, so it is important that pharmacists are aware of symptoms and the relevant care pathways for these patients to ensure they receive the best care and education regarding how to manage their condition. Produced in partnership with RB.

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Type 2 diabetes on the rise in children and young people in England and Wales

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The number of children and young people with type 2 diabetes being managed in paediatric diabetes units has increased each year for the past three years, according to a national audit.

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A strong base: the importance of foot health

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Healthcare professionals are beginning to recognise the importance of keeping our feet in good working order, but does more need to be done to communicate this message to the public? Find out in this feature produced in partnership with RB.

Book cover of ‘The Pioppi Diet'

How following a diet from a small Italian village could improve your health

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An interesting book which explains why sugar is the real enemy and not fat, and how dietary and lifestyle changes can improve cardiovascular health.

Using sweeteners to reduce sugar consumptionSubscription

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Reducing sugar calorie intake by exchanging sucrose with a sweetener to meet World Health Organization targets

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