Nurses with diabetes patients who use NovoPen Echo and NovoPen 5 should check to see if the devices are included in a company-led recall due to the risk of a fault.
Breaking up long periods of restful sitting with short, frequent bouts of simple seated arm exercises can benefit obese patients at high risk of type 2 diabetes, according to UK researchers.
Children who sleep on average one hour less a night have higher risk factors for type 2 diabetes, including higher levels of blood glucose and insulin resistance, according to UK researchers.
The number of children and teenagers being treated for 2 diabetes in England and Wales has risen by 14% in a year, councils have warned, which they said reinforced the need for action on obesity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.