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NICE puts its best foot forward with evidence based improvements to prevent amputations
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NICE puts its best foot forward with evidence based improvements to prevent amputations

The 2015 Footcare guidelines are forward thinking, evidenced based and if implemented widely should help reduce amputations in diabetics.  The problem is that at the moment best possible practice is not happening in many areas including my own. For instance, NICE states that diabetic patients should get information that includes: a clear explanation of their … Continue reading

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Logging Your Results

I treated myself to an app recently to record my blood test results. Historically, this hasn’t been a strength of mine (ahem!). When I was first diagnosed with diabetes in 1982 (way, way before the internet folks, imagine…) blood testing wasn’t common, and when it did come in, you were issued with log books to … Continue reading

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French Onion Soup

Recently, I made a big pot of stock (or bone broth as it’s more fashionably known these days) using a chicken carcass, carrots, celery, onions and cider vinegar. I wanted a recipe that would make the most of the flavour of the stock – or one where the stock was the star – so I … Continue reading