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    The latest learning and CPD content on diabetes. Under ‘Other resources’ you will find all our other content related to diabetes.

    CPD and Learning

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    Diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes mellitusSubscription

    24 SEP 2019By

    Patient education and self management are central to treating type 2 diabetes mellitus and preventing its associated complications.

    Insulin injection for type 1 diabetes

    Diagnosis and management of type 1 diabetes mellitusSubscription

    10 JUL 2018By , ,

    An overview of management options for type 1 diabetes, the types of insulin, insulin regimens and strengths available for its day-to-day management as well as how to adjust doses and the role of carbohydrate counting and blood glucose monitoring.

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    Managing diabetes in women during preconception and pregnancySubscription

    13 SEP 2017By

    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.

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    The diabetic footSubscription

    17 AUG 2017By ,

    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.

    Micrograph of non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL)

    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and diabetes: diagnosis, assessment and managementSubscription

    8 AUG 2017By

    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the term for a range of conditions caused by a build-up of fat in the liver. The condition is thought to be highly prevalent; however, the dearth of symptoms during early disease and the lack of a specific diagnostic test make it difficult to detect and manage at an early stage. This presents a considerable challenge for healthcare professionals.

    Pharmacist offering medication to a Muslim woman during the month of Ramadan

    How pharmacists can support and advise patients during RamadanSubscription

    3 JUN 2016By

    Pharmacists have an essential role in advising and counselling patients who are observing Ramadan. By understanding the possible compliance and adherence issues, pharmacists can support Muslim patients during this time.

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    Insulin initiation in patients with diabetesSubscription

    14 JAN 2016By

    How to select and start insulin in a patient with diabetes mellitus.

    Due to rising obesity and changes in the ethnic make up of the UK population, the number of people in the UK with diabetes is expected to rise by over 50% by 2030. In the image, polarised light micrograph of glynase, used to treat Type 2 diabetes

    Type 2 diabetes: pharmacological management strategiesSubscription

    3 NOV 2015By ,

    Current and future treatment options for the management of patients with type 2 diabetes.

    Other resources

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    Researchers find strong link between vitamin D deficiency and diabetes-related deaths Subscription

    15 OCT 2019

    Vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased mortality and is particularly associated with diabetes-related deaths, according to research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes annual meeting.

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    Vitamin D supplementation boosts insulin sensitivitySubscription

    1 OCT 2019

    Vitamin D supplementation increases peripheral insulin sensitivity in people newly diagnosed with or at high risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus, study results published in the European Journal of Endocrinology have shown.

    Oral Insulin

    Binning the sharps: the quest for oral insulinSubscription

    13 SEP 2019By

    The pharmaceutical industry has been trying to develop oral formulations of insulin since the 1920s without success, but, over the past few years, several new oral delivery systems have shown promise in clinical trials.

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    Most antidepressants reduce mortality for patients with diabetes and depressionSubscription

    2 AUG 2019

    Use of certain antidepressants to treat depression in patients with diabetes is associated with a reduction in mortality, according to a population-based study.

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    SGLT2 inhibitor lowers risk of kidney failure in type 2 diabetesSubscription

    11 JUL 2019

    Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease have a lower risk of kidney failure and cardiovascular events if they are treated with canagliflozin, research has confirmed.

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    Immunotherapy delays type 1 diabetes mellitus in high-risk individualsSubscription

    3 JUL 2019

      Certain individuals at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes mellitis can delay progression to clinical disease by two years or more with a two-week course of teplizumab, according to results of a phase II study.

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    Reversing type 2 diabetes: how pharmacists are helping patients to go drug-freeSubscription

    22 MAY 2019By

    Pharmacists can help patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus adopt a low-carbohydrate diet and reduce their medicines load.

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    Statins may be linked with type 2 diabetes risk in prospective studySubscription

    5 APR 2019

    Use of statins may be associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a prospective study has found.


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