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

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┬ásometimes 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