Shortages of specialist diabetes nurses must be tackled urgently to avoid a “ticking time bomb” of poor health among increasing numbers of patients with the condition, a leading nurse in the field has warned.
Diabetes experts have called for urgent action to improve care for pregnant women with the condition, after an audit that suggests many are not getting the right support.
Expectant mothers who are fitter prior to pregnancy are at lower risk of developing gestational diabetes, according to US 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.
Improving the provision of foot care services available to diabetes patients is “key” to cutting amputations, and potentially ulcers as well, according to UK researchers.
Breastfeeding for six months or more nearly halves the risk of women developing type 2 diabetes, a new long-term US study has found.
Adult-onset diabetes cases should be classified into five different types, rather than just type 1 or 2, according to researchers from Scandinavia.
Hospital trusts will face losing funding if they fail to remove super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks from shelves in latest moves by NHS leaders to fight obesity and diabetes.
One in five inpatients with diabetes – around 58,000 – had a “hypo” in hospital last year, according to latest data, sparking a national charity to call on health professionals to more aware of the symptoms.
Diabetes specialist nurses are among a group of 20 new “clinical champions” announced by a charity to lead care developments for the long-term condition at a local level.