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Newly diagnosed diabetes common among young adults with acute myocardial infarction

Researchers in Spain have found that one in seven younger adults (18 - 55 years old) admitted to hospital with acute myocardial infarction have previously...Read more

Sharing electronic records with patients means better control of type 2 diabetes

The NHS has had electronic patient records for 15 years or so. They are a boon for health professionals who can readily access a central database but they are...Read more

Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist for diabetic nephropathy

The novel mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist finerenone reduces urinary albumin excretion when added to established treatment with an angiotensin-converting...Read more

NICE finally recommends liraglutide for obesity

Liraglutide, Novo Nordisk’s GLP-1 agonist, has been recommended by NICE to treat obesity, heralding a potential role in the prevention of type 2...Read more

Glycaemic control improved in people with type 1 diabetes during lockdown

Average blood glucose, time in target range and time in hyperglycaemia all improved in people with type 1 diabetes monitored during lockdown in Italy – in...Read more

Type 2 diabetes remission restores pancreas, DiRECT shows

The DiRECT study has already shown that many people with type 2 diabetes can achieve remission with a low-calorie, weight management programme. According to a...Read more

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Impact of COVID-19 on glycaemic control: a retrospective cohort study in a local district general hospital
The aim of our study was to review how COVID-19 infection affects glycaemic control. We retrospectively reviewed case notes of 55 patients and found no episodes of uncontrolled hyperglycaemia in patients without pre-existing diabetes. Uncontrolled hyperglycaemia was only seen in patients with elevated HbA1c, indicating…
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Engagement and effectiveness of digitally enabled behavioural change support for people living with type 2 diabetes
People living with type 2 diabetes are usually offered diabetes structured education, brief diet and lifestyle advice, or referral to weight management services. These are delivered in a face-to-face setting traditionally, but attendance and outcome data are inconsistent. Digital alternatives provide a different approach, but…
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Type 2 diabetes remission: latest evidence for health care professionals
The new understanding of type 2 diabetes is essential for health care professionals to appreciate. It is a simple condition of accumulation of more fat than an individual’s body can cope with. Losing around 15% of body weight reverses the underlying processes that caused the diabetes provided that the condition has not been present for too many years…
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