BBC – Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface
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BBC – Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface

Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface Imagine having to inject yourself thousands of times over the course of your lifetime, but never talking about it to anyone. Many people live with hidden disabilities – conditions which don’t have physical signs but are painful, exhausting and isolating. Sympathy and understanding from others can often be in … Continue reading

How does blood sugar control compare between pump users and insulin injecting adults?
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How does blood sugar control compare between pump users and insulin injecting adults?

If adults get the same level of education about blood sugar management there is only a tiny improvement in blood sugar control with a pump compared to a basal bolus injection regime. The REPOSE trial was based in the UK with 315 participants across eight sites. Using small groups the patients were taught the DAFNE … Continue reading

Why do some consultations go wrong and what can we do about it?
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Why do some consultations go wrong and what can we do about it?

One in seven consultations are described as difficult by the doctors doing them. Why this happens can be grouped into several categories: patient, doctor, disease and system. More than one factor may contribute in any consultation. Patients can come across as uncooperative, hostile, demanding, disruptive and unpleasant. Of course the patient may think exactly the … Continue reading