Diabetic children miss out on hospital checks
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Diabetic children miss out on hospital checks

Paediatric endocrinology clinics have a  non-attendance rate of 11.4% in the south west of the UK. The majority of these patients have diabetes. Children who did not attend were more likely to  come  from families living in areas of high deprivation and to have a child protection alert in their hospital records. In 60% of … Continue reading

Whistle while you work
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Whistle while you work

  Physical exercise improves your sense of wellbeing but different intensities give different results. Healthy adults were tested after doing various types of exercises and activities and compared how they felt. Office work and driving a car were considered light intensity and were associated with  an improved mood. Housework or walking  were considered moderate activities … 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

What’s new in the prevention of the microvascular complications of diabetes?
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What’s new in the prevention of the microvascular complications of diabetes?

Apart from blood sugar control what’s new in the prevention of the microvascular complications of diabetes?   Retinopathy At diagnosis, 10.5% of type two diabetics already have retinopathy. New research has shown that severe proliferative diabetic neuropathy can be predicted by measuring the size of retinal blood vessels, but this is still being developed in … Continue reading