More than a quarter of hospitals still have no specialist diabetes nurses, despite their crucial role in improving the wellbeing of those with the condition, reveals a national audit.
Insulin pumps are no more effective at improving quality of life for patients with type 1 diabetes than daily injection shots, according to UK researchers.
Watching short health information films online, via smartphone or tablet, can help patients with type 2 diabetes reduce their blood glucose level, according to a small pilot study by UK researchers.
Men with type 1 diabetes are more likely to suffer bone fractures because of lower bone density, poorer bone quality and a lower rate of bone growth, according to a Norwegian study.
Text messages can be as effected as some drugs for improving the management of type 2 diabetes, according to US researchers.
Self-monitoring of blood glucose levels by patients with type 2 diabetes who are not on insulin does not improve glycemic control or quality of life, according to a US trial.
A device designed to help patients with diabetes safely manage their insulin can have a “dramatic” impact, with reductions in missed injections and double doses, according to nurse researchers.
Hospital admission rates for children and young people with diabetes have not been reduced in line with better care for the long-term condition, a major audit has warned.
One in three cases of dementia could potentially be prevented if brain health is improved throughout life by targeting nine risk factors, according to researchers.
Adults in the UK who have poor sleep patterns are more likely to be overweight and obese and have poorer metabolic health, according to researchers.