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Latest issue: Our 100th! With Pricks (the play), microneedle CGM, and plenty of other news items and features.

Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 0 Comments
I’m not sure quite how to celebrate the publication of the 100th issue of Desang’s online diabetes magazine. I’d just glad that we’re still here and able to report on the ongoing research and individual wisdom of the people I get to read more »

More than just a number?

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 | 0 Comments
Thoughts on blood testing and analysis of results by medical student and T1 diabetic Matthew Anson. Medical student and Type 1 diabetic Matthew Anson. The management of diabetes is, in its purest form, a numbers game, from blood glucose, to HbA1c, to carbohydrate read more »

Tennis and diabetes

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Last year, we interviewed semi-pro tennis player Josh Golding and he has been in touch to talk to use about his progress with tennis and diabetes. He told us, “I have now been involved with a local radio station in Milton Keynes, MKFM, read more »

HAVE YOUR SAY – Quality in Care Awards 2019

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Entries for the Quality in Care Awards 2019 are now open. The deadline for submitting nominations is 31 May. If you know of someone who’s doing a great job in the arena of diabetes care, then simply get an entry form, fill it read more »

Last orders please!

Monday, April 15th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Within the next six months, Animas users need to be transitioned onto another pump of their choice. As previously advised, Animas’ goal is to transition all patients globally to another insulin delivery system and exit the market fully by September 2019. Animas is read more »

New oral drug for T1D

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 | 0 Comments
The European Commission (EC) has approved Forxiga (dapagliflozin) for use in Type 1 diabetes (T1D) as an adjunct to insulin in patients with a BMI greater than 27 kg/m2, when insulin alone does not provide adequate glycaemic control despite optimal insulin therapy. read more »

Running with diabetes (in the desert…)

Monday, April 8th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Type 1 diabetic Rob Brown has set off for Morocco where he is taking part in the Marathon des Sables, a 150-mile footrace across the Sahara Desert. He says, “I’ve had diabetes since I was 13. Managing the condition is a constant read more »

Novo Nordisk UK launches new type 2 diabetes treatment

Friday, April 5th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Novo Nordisk UK has announced that Ozempic (semaglutide), a new once-weekly GLP-1 analogue injection for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes is now available in the UK. Ozempic works by mimicking the function of the GLP-1 (human glucagon-like peptide-1) hormone produced in the read more »

A tenth of people over 40 have Type 2 diabetes

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 | 0 Comments
One in ten people over 40 in the UK is now living with a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, according to new analysis released by Diabetes UK. The new figures show that there are 3.8 million people living with a diagnosis of read more »

A Type 2 diagnosis every three minutes

Monday, April 1st, 2019 | 0 Comments
Marking the start of NHS England’s Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week, Diabetes UK has released new analysis which shows that one person is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every three minutes in England and Wales. With just over two hundred thousand people read more »
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