Rowan Hillson:Diabetes and fracture risk
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Rowan Hillson:Diabetes and fracture risk

Adapted from:   Fractures and Diabetes Rowan Hillson MBE National Clinical Director for Diabetes England 2008-18   Practical Diabetes Jan/Feb 17 Summary Fractures are more likely in diabetics compared to non- diabetics. Metabolic factors, an increased risk of falls, complications, infection, medications and the effects of low blood sugars all contribute. Neuropathy is a particular … Continue reading

Learning and Diabetes: A vicious circle
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Learning and Diabetes: A vicious circle

Learning and Diabetes Rowan Hillson Practical Diabetes Nov/Dec 16 Only 32% of type one diabetics and 78% of type two diabetics are currently offered structural education in England. Even then, not all will attend. Will it have any positive long term effects for those who do? Many issues affect learning. This article discusses some of … Continue reading

Diabetes structural education for children and their families: labour intensive, poorly attended, and no improvement in blood sugars
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Diabetes structural education for children and their families: labour intensive, poorly attended, and no improvement in blood sugars

  NICE want to see structural education for all new diabetics but particularly children and their families. Sadly the end results sometimes doesn’t seem to justify the effort put in. The wrong focus on eating lots of starch we wonder? Here is the abstract of one teams considerable efforts with the full paper here: :http://drc.bmj.com/content/3/1/e000065.full?sid=90e5f16a-f3de-4a5d-94dc-c57e973c4587 Implementing … Continue reading

Detecting hypoglycaemia: a dog is a girl’s best friend
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Detecting hypoglycaemia: a dog is a girl’s best friend

 Best Plan for Patient May Not Be The Recommended Plan  Diabetes in Control July 26th, 2015 Female, type 1 diabetes for 42 years, 58 years of age, lives with husband and dog. Patient has hypoglycemic unawareness. We regularly readjust her treatment plan and have recommended CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) for this patient on numerous occasions, but … Continue reading

Dr Claude Lardinois: New insights about cardiovascular disease
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Dr Claude Lardinois: New insights about cardiovascular disease

This is a two part interview with Professor of Internal Medicine Dr Claude Lardinois given to Diabetes in Control. We learn new things from him that are not emphasised enough  in the medical community. Continued smoking is THE factor that causes the most amputations in diabetics. Feet should be examined EVERY time a diabetic sees … Continue reading

Planning a pregnancy: how tight does blood sugar control need to be?
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Planning a pregnancy: how tight does blood sugar control need to be?

  At what level do pregnancy complications begin?     December 17th, 2016  Diabetes in Control     The results from a new study show that risk increased in women with an early HbA1c of at least 5.9% regardless of a gestational diabetes diagnosis later in pregnancy. Risk of obstetric complications increases linearly with rising … Continue reading