Unique, practical knowledge for nurses responsible for daily management of patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and related conditions.


Wednesday, 07 November 2018

An update of the QOF indicator list by NICE suggests that eight new diabetes indicators should be added to QOF from 2019/20. NICE says that the new approach, which comes following a review of the QOF in England, will improve outcomes and decrease the risk of harm from over-treatment.


Category: Have You Heard
Thursday, 05 May 2016
Diabetes UK has launched a new guide on the management of insulin administration in the community. The guide provides the framework for safe and effective diabetes care in a community setting.
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Monday, 21 May 2018

The online medical learning company The Sound Doctor has launched a new diabetes library which adds to its existing website-based collection of short films for patients.

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Wednesday, 23 March 2016
A new diabetes app aims to help people manage and monitor their diabetes. The app allows users to log and track a range of levels including blood glucose, insulin, mood, exercise, medication, HbA1c, blood pressure, carbohydrates, calories, alcohol, weight, BMI, cholesterol and ketones.
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Tuesday, 27 October 2009

In May 2009, NICE published recommendations on the use of newer agents for the control of blood glucose in type 2 diabetes. This guideline provides a partial update for NICE Clinical Guideline 66 on the management of type 2 diabetes that was published last year. These newer agents include the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, thiazolidinediones (TZDs), the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) mimetic exenatide and the long-acting insulin analogues (insulin detemir and insulin glargine).

Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 04 July 2018

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has released an online course exploring low glycaemic-index (GI) diets in type 2 diabetes. The 30-minute e-learning module ‘Type 2 Diabetes – a Low GI Approach’ is aimed at GPs, practice nurses, diabetes specialists nurses and other healthcare professionals working in primary care interested in helping people living with type 2 diabetes.

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Thursday, 20 October 2016
Diabetes UK has developed a new resource guide designed to encourage healthcare professionals to use root cause analysis (RCA) to help reduce the number of unnecessary diabetes-related amputations. The new guide provides practical, step-by-step information on how to complete RCA. It includes who to involve, how to gather the right data, and techniques to help identify root causes.
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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

A new handheld imaging device called MolecuLight i:X has been launched by Smith and Nephew to improve decision making in wound care. The device allows doctors or nurses to improve wound assessments by accurately measuring the presence and distribution of potentially harmful bacteria.

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Tuesday, 05 July 2016

Drugs used to treat diabetes could also be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, and vice versa, according to new basic research from the University of Aberdeen. This is also the first study of its kind to show that Alzheimer’s disease can lead to diabetes, as opposed to diabetes occurring first as was previously thought.

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