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.
Continuous glucose monitors improve glucose control and add to quality of life for patients with type 1 diabetes, and are also cost-effective over manual testing with strips, according to US researchers.
A leading nurse consultant has called the current state of diabetes nursing “extremely worrying” and warned that the country could face a “ticking time bomb of poor health” unless changes are made.
A new wound care device, that harnesses the properties of nitric oxide, can heal diabetic foot ulcers faster and more effectively than current standard care, according to those behind the technology.
Expectant mothers who are fitter prior to pregnancy are at lower risk of developing gestational diabetes, according to US researchers.
Diabetes patients taking dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4), commonly known as gliptins, may have an increased risk of also developing inflammatory bowel disease, warn Canadian researchers.
Patients with both depression and pre-diabetes are at higher risk of developing dementia in later life, compared to those with neither condition, according to UK researchers.
More than a quarter of acute sector sites in England and Wales still have no dedicated diabetes inpatient specialist nurses, according to a national snapshot of care quality in hospitals.
Adult-onset diabetes cases should be classified into five different types, rather than just type 1 or 2, according to researchers from Scandinavia.
It is “imperative” that patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes during their 20s, 30s and 40s receive significant support on optimising their treatment and self-management skills, warn researchers in light of a new study on mortality risk.