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Diabetes care

The overtreatment of type 2 diabetes in frail older people

The Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) study found that people with tighter glycaemic control (HbA1c <42 mmol/mol) had excessive mortality, particularly in those with multiple...

Pre-diabetes and cardiovascular risk: detonating the time bomb

Worldwide, there are more than 400 million people with pre-diabetes, and it has been estimated that more than 470 million people will have prediabetes by 2030 (Middelbeek and Abrahamson, 2014).

Managing diabetes in primary care during Ramadan

Vulnerable people with diabetes can be exempted from fasting during Ramadan (Table 1) (Muslim Council of Britain Diabetes Advisory Group and Diabetes UK, 2014). However, many Muslims with diabetes...

A low-carb diet for diabetes: the latest evidence

Meanwhile, some are finding that low-carbohydrate diets are meeting the challenge of diabetes. For example, Southport-based GP Dr David Unwin—NHS Innovator of the Year 2016—and colleagues found that...

The sharp end of diabetes nursing

There are some key fundamentals for any HCW in practice who needs to administer insulin to another individual. Regarding insulin pens, a dual ended safety pen needle should be used. This is a device...

Practice nurses need better diabetes education to meet service and individual needs

Self management of diabetes can be challenging and psychologically demanding. It requires informed choices, knowledge, personal application and health literacy. There is a need for ongoing education...

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