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Burton Diabetes UK Group Event, 19 September

Sunday, September 17th, 2017 | 0 Comments
On Tuesday 19 September 2017 the Burton Diabetes UK Group is holding its 4th public event on diabetes awareness. Being held at The Albion Suite, Burton Albion Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent, the free event it will take place between 6pm-8.30pm. The read more »

Medtronic MiniMed recalls specific Lot numbers of its infusion sets

Friday, September 15th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Medtronic is voluntarily recalling specific lots of infusion sets used with Medtronic insulin pumps having become aware of recent reports of potential over-delivery of insulin shortly after an infusion set change. An investigation has shown this can be caused by fluid blocking read more »

Diabetes UK welcomes news of FreeStyle Libre gaining prescription status

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Diabetes UK has welcomed the announcement that flash glucose monitoring technology will be made available on prescription across the UK, calling the decision ‘life-changing’. Chris Askew is Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, days: “Today’s announcement is fantastic news: Not since the transition from read more »

Libre-ation as FreeStyle Libre gets NHS prescription permission

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Abbott has announced that its FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system is being given NHS approval and that it will be available on prescription in the UK later this year for people with Type 1 diabetes who intensively use insulin. This will read more »

HbA1c home testing requested

Monday, September 11th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Readers of Desang’s magazine have demonstrated an overwhelming demand for regular HbA1c home testing. A survey sent to readers have produced results showing that the majority believed that their crucial HbA1c levels should be checked more regularly than the NHS currently offers, read more »

CBE for diabetes specialist Hattersley

Friday, September 8th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Andrew Hattersley, Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Exeter Medical School and a diabetes consultant at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded the CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list for his work in revolutionising read more »

Wockhardt to discontinue the Hypurin Bovine insulin range

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Due to global bovine insulin raw material unavailability, insulin supplier Wockhardt is to discontinue the Hypurin Bovine insulin range. There are currently no alternative supplies of bovine insulin raw material available. The discontinuation of Hypurin bovine insulin does not affect the supply read more »

Digibete for Children, from Leeds Children’s Hospital

Monday, September 4th, 2017 | 0 Comments
DigiBete is a video platform and social enterprise created in partnership with the Diabetes Team at Leeds Children’s Hospital. It contains videos and resources are designed to help people and families self-manage their Type 1 Diabetes. Maddie and Rob Julian are read more »

American diabetes technology, an update and overview

Thursday, August 31st, 2017 | 0 Comments
What are they up to in diabetes care over there, across the wide Atlantic? With ten times as many people with diabetes, the hunt is on for great tools while a search for a cure continues. Our lead feature includes updates on read more »

New approach to retinopathy

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Scientists supported by Diabetes UK have found a molecule that could be used as a new treatment for retinopathy in the future. The molecule acts by reducing the leakage of small blood vessels at the back of the eye. The researchers tested read more »



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