Articles: Vol 34.2 March 2017

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Webcam consultations for diabetes: findings from four years of experience in Newham

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Newham diabetes service supports an ethnically diverse population in a deprived urban area and exemplifies challenges faced throughout the NHS with rising demand, high outpatient ‘did not attend’ (DNA) rates (33–50% depending on age) and poor health outcomes.
With funding from the Health Foundation, we aimed …

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Biosimilar insulin: the current landscape

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The first insulin biosimilar, Abasaglar, is now available in the UK and several more are in development. Biosimilars are manufactured copies of previously approved biopharmaceuticals no longer under patent protection. They are not identical versions of their reference product due to the complexity of their …

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Let’s Prevent Diabetes: from idea to implementation

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The prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus is a global health care priority. We describe a programme of work, which developed a method for identifying those with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia (a high risk group in which type 2 diabetes is preventable) in primary care and …

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