Deprivation has negative health impact for T1DM

Pioneering research announced at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference has revealed major health inequalities between people with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) depending on where they live.
Diabetes UK-funded researchers, led by Professor Helen Colhoun at the University of Edinburgh, analysed health records for all people …

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Weight loss can give at least 2 years T2DM remission

More than a third of people with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) who took part in a weight management programme delivered in NHS primary care are in remission two years later, say the latest findings of the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT) revealed at the Diabetes …

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Poor glycaemic control increases fracture risk only in type 1 diabetes

Poor glycaemic control increases the risk of low-trauma fracture in people with type 1 diabetes but not in those with type 2 diabetes, according to a study by Swiss and US investigators.
Their nested case-control analysis of data from the UK’s Clinical Practice Research Datalink included …

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US approves new class of insulin pump

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved an insulin pump that will work with devices from other manufacturers.
The Tandem Diabetes Care t:Slim X2 insulin pump is the first ‘alternate controller enabled’ pump to be licensed. Previously, pumps have been approved only as part of …

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SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 analogues: CV and renal outcomes

Two new meta-analyses from the same international team of specialists have evaluated the risks of adverse cardiovascular and renal outcomes in patients with diabetes treated with an SGLT2 inhibitor or a GLP-1 agonist.
The review of outcomes for SGLT2 inhibitors included three trials published up to …

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Drivers (some) can use flash glucose monitoring

Drivers who treat their diabetes with insulin can now measure their glucose level with a flash monitoring device, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has announced. The new guidance also permits the use of continuous glucose monitoring. The change applies only to car drivers and …

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Patient guide to good injection technique

Specialist diabetes nurses have launched a new initiative to promote optimal injection technique among people with diabetes who use insulin or a GLP-1 analogue.
Injection technique Matters (https://trend-uk.org/injection-technique-matters) has been developed by some of the authors behind Fit UK, the Forum for Injection Technique guideline (http://www.fit4diabetes.com/united-kingdom). …

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Type 2 diabetes implicated as cause of erectile dysfunction

A genetic study using UK and Estonian databanks has identified a possible causal link between erectile dysfunction (ED) and type 2 diabetes.
The analysis, involving 6,175 men with ED from a total population of 223,805, found a single gene locus, SIM1, associated with risk of ED. …

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Peer support may not help diabetes management in the long run

Peer support may have a short-term impact in adults with type 2 diabetes, a systematic review from China suggests. The meta-analysis of 15 studies found that long term peer support did not significantly improve either self‐efficacy and quality of life overall but studies in which …

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Metformin does not improve pregnancy outcomes in overweight and obese women

Adding metformin to lifestyle and dietary advice does not affect the outcome of pregnancy for women who are overweight or obese, an Australian trial has shown.
Pregnant women (median gestational age 16.3 weeks) with a BMI of ≥25 kg/m2 (median 32.3) were randomised to receive advice …

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