Thousands more people with type 1 diabetes in England will be offered life-changing glucose monitors on the NHS as part of plans to revolutionise health care with clever technologies, it is revealed today.
High blood pressure, smoking and diabetes increase the risk of heart attack in both sexes but they have more impact in women than they do in men, according to new study findings.
A vegan diet may be best for keeping type 2 diabetes in check, according to a review of research evidence that found munching fruit, veg and nuts was good for both mental and physical health.
Two diabetes nurses from North Kent are part of a team who have received a national award for their work in setting up an online forum supporting colleagues across the country.
Diabetes nurses are going above and beyond their call of duty to provide psychological support to struggling patients who are unable to access timely treatment elsewhere, according to a leading nurse in the field.
The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence has launched a raft of new performance indicators for primary care providers, aimed at improving care for people with diabetes.
Diabetes patients are more likely to die from suicide, accidents and alcohol-related causes, according to a new study, which suggests this could be linked to poor mental health.
A weight-loss drug may help bring down blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of diabetes in obese and overweight patients, according to new US research.
People with diabetes are at greater risk of developing and dying from cancer, according to new research.
Many people with diabetes may be unwittingly storing their insulin incorrectly due to fluctuating temperatures inside their kitchen fridge, new research has found.
People with diabetes from deprived backgrounds in England are twice as likely to end up in hospital with a heart attack or stroke than those who are better off, according to new research.
People with type 2 diabetes are more likely to suffer from arthritis and osteoporosis, suggest a new study from Denmark that shows a clear link between the two conditions.
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.
A high gluten intake by mothers during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of their child developing type 1 diabetes, suggests a study by Danish researchers.
Putting on too much or too little weight during pregnancy has a negative impact on the child that can be observed when they reach the age of seven, a new study argues.
A charity leader has said end-of-life care services are “more important than ever” after new figures revealed death rates in England are on a steep incline.
Evidence does not support the widespread use of statins in healthy older people to prevent heart disease and stroke, according to the authors of a new Spanish study.
Mothers diagnosed with gestational diabetes have an elevated risk of developing postpartum depression symptoms, according to a new Finnish study.
Nurses have an increasingly key role to play in helping educate patients to reduce the health risks of prolonged sedentary time, according to US researchers.
Millions of people in England have missed out on a chance to get early help for conditions such as diabetes and heart disease by failing to attend their NHS Health Check, according to a charity investigation.
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Women with diabetes have a dramatically increased risk of developing cancer, according to a study involving UK researchers.
Clinicians can match type 2 diabetes patients to the right drug to improve blood glucose control by factoring in characteristics like body mass index and sex into prescribing decisions, say researchers.
Healthcare professionals should recommend that their patients spend more time in greenspace and natural areas, according to researchers who said it was linked to “numerous health benefits”.
Breathlessness and conditions of restrictive lung disease (RLD), such as pulmonary fibrosis, may be a late complication of type 2 diabetes, according to German researchers.
Clocking up 45 or more working hours in a week is linked to a heightened risk of diabetes in women, according to an observational study in Canada.
Self-monitoring of HbA1c levels by patients with type 2 diabetes can reduce their follow-up costs by more than half, according to researchers from Scandinavia.
The “outrageous” five‐year survival rate in England for patients with the most common type of pancreatic cancer ‐ pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) ‐ has been revealed for the first time in a study, commissioned by the charity Pancreatic Cancer UK
Clinicians must avoid “telling off” or “blaming” patients with diabetes, according to a new guide that highlights the importance of using the right words when interacting with those with the disease.
Metformin – the cheap drug routinely used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes – could also help millions of other patients with cardiovascular conditions in the UK, according to researchers.
Nurses are best placed to implement new guidance on caring for frail, elderly diabetes patients, one of its authors has told Nursing Times.
Eating tree nuts and peanuts improves blood lipid levels and blood glucose levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to Canadian researchers.
Gestational diabetes may predispose women to early-stage kidney damage, a precursor to chronic kidney disease, according to US researchers.
Insulin errors are still a “worrying problem” in hospitals across England and Wales, according to the charity Diabetes UK, which says diabetes inpatient teams must be “fully staffed” to ensure safe care.
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.
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Patients with long-term conditions, such as diabetes, could one day benefit from new types of sensor technology that are being developed by UK researchers.
Diabetes and worse blood glucose control are associated with long-term cognitive decline, according to new study of some 5,000 older people in the UK.
The charity Diabetes UK is looking for nurses to take part in its “clinical champions” programme and lead improvements in diabetes care.
Environmental temperatures of over 25 degrees Celsius are associated with a significant increase in the risk of being misdiagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy, warn Greek researchers.
A community nursing student has been recognised as one of the highest achieving nurses in the country during her graduation from the University of Chester.
Women who have gestational diabetes during pregnancy have a higher than usual risk of developing type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and ischemic heart disease in the future, according to researchers.