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Natasha Jacques

Principal pharmacist, specialist services at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

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  • Type 1 diabetes: insulin managementSubscription

    CP, 2013Comments (2)

    Insulin is used by patients with type 1 diabetes to prevent hyperglycaemia and reduce the risk of developing long-term complications. Different types of insulin have different properties and are used in a range of treatment regimens to best suit each individual patient.

  • Type 1 diabetes: pathophysiology and diagnosis Subscription

    CP, 2013Comments (3)

    Type 1 diabetes is caused by the autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing b-cells of the islets of Langerhans. Genetic and environmental factors are thought to play a part in the onset of the disease, which usually occurs in childhood and young adulthood.

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