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.
Text messages can be as effected as some drugs for improving the management of type 2 diabetes, according to US 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.
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.
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.
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.