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.
More than a third of patients at risk of developing type 2 diabetes avoided developing the condition after they were referred to a prevention programme delivered by Weight Watchers.
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.
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.
US researchers have designed a “smart” bandage that they hope could eventually be tailored to heal specific types of chronic wound or battlefield injury.
Healthcare professionals must do more to support people in hospital who are at risk of hypoglycaemia, according to the charity Diabetes UK.
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More than a third of people in the UK are not aware that foot ulcers are a serious complication of diabetes, despite them being a leading cause of diabetes-related amputations, a charity has warned.
Patients deemed to be at the highest risk of developing type 2 diabetes should be offered a place on an intensive lifestyle change programme, according to latest guidance.
Taking aspirin twice a day rather than just once may increase the chances of staving off cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes, suggests a new small-scale study.
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.