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T2 HbA1c guidelines (in the US)

Friday, August 17th, 2018 | 0 Comments
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has published new guidelines regarding bloodglucose control levels for people with Type 2 diabetes. Reported in the American website Medical News Today by Ana Sandoiu in an article entitled, Type 2 diabetes: New guidelines lower blood read more »

FDA approves T:Slim with Basal-IQ

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Tandem’s t:Slim X2 insulin pumpThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the t:slim X2 insulin pump with Basal-IQ technology from Tandem Diabetes Care. Basal-IQ is a predictive low glucose suspend (PLGS) feature designed to help reduce the frequency and duration read more »

Insulin pump insurance

Monday, August 13th, 2018 | 0 Comments
With effect from 1 June 2018 Insulin Pump Insurance administered by Burnett and Associates introduced 24-hour contact centre support for both claims and service. The claims process has also been refreshed to be fully completed over the telephone to make it easier. read more »

Insulin pill possible

Friday, August 10th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Insulin pill may be on the horizon for diabetics according to a recent report in The Guardian, which said that a research team successfully administers insulin to rats in capsule form, raising hopes that a version for humans could be developed. News items read more »

Smart prevention of hypos

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Protomer Technologies has taken the top prize in this year’s 2 Diabetes Innovation Challenge, worth $150k in the competition run by American-based T1D Exchange. The Challenge is a world-wide competition run by T1D Exchange to identify, nurture and fast-track innovative scientific and read more »

Vitamin D Type 2 diabetes link

Monday, August 6th, 2018 | 0 Comments
A Salk Institute study suggests new approach for treating Type 2 diabetes. A paper published in the publication Cell, reported researchers from the institute showed that a potential new approach for treating diabetes involved protecting beta cells in order to combat the read more »

BCG vaccine and possible effect on Type 1 Diabetes

Friday, August 3rd, 2018 | 0 Comments
According to a report by Alexandra Thompson, Health Reporter for the MailOnline, “The BCG vaccines may be a solution to Type 1 diabetes, new research suggests. Three years after having the jabs, which protect against tuberculosis (TB), patients’ blood-sugar levels are near read more »

Eating Blueprint NHS trial

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 | 0 Comments
The NHS has trialled a small-scale pilot of Dr Jen Nash’s Eating Blueprint online programme for people with Type 2 diabetes. The Eating Blueprint is a 12-week programme that equips users with psychological tools to change their eating habits and reach their read more »

‘Bright Spots’ book now in UK version

Monday, July 30th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Adam Brown with his book, Bright Spots and Landmines Adam Brown is Senior Editor at diaTribe.org, and author of Bright Spots & Landmines: The Diabetes Guide I Wish Someone Had Handed Me. A fellow person with diabetes, his book has reached over 50,000 people since publication read more »

DSN forum inaugurated

Friday, July 27th, 2018 | 0 Comments
DSN Amanda Epps The first Diabetes Specialist Nurse Forum took place in June at the Leicester Diabetes Centre. Founded by Amanda Epps, diabetes specialist nurse at Medway NHS Foundation Trust, the forum (which took place in early June) was supported by Diabetes UK. The forum’s aim read more »
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