Topic: Diabetes - Primary Care
Friday, 15 September 2017
The number of children being diagnosed with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes is rising, but new cases of type 2 diabetes, has risen ﬁve-fold in about ﬁve years. New analysis suggests that type 2 diabetes now accounts for up to a third of diabetes diagnoses in children.
Thursday, 02 June 2016
Professor Mike Kirby highlights the key updates in the new NICE guidelines on the management of type 2 diabetes in adults and how these impact your practice. The updated guideline focuses on an individualised approach to patient care with recommendations on patient education, dietary advice, managing cardiovascular risk, managing blood glucose levels, and identifying and managing long-term complications.
Thursday, 16 August 2018
A new study shows that medicines effective in treating type 2 diabetes in adults do not slow disease progression in young people. The researchers commented that this is a disturbing finding as type 2 diabetes among young is a growing problem.
Monday, 19 March 2018
New research shows that the earlier a person is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the higher their risk of death from heart disease and stroke. In almost all countries of the world, diabetes rates are increasing substantially in younger adults, aged 20-45 years. This increase means there is a steadily growing pool of diabetes patients who are exposed to diabetes for a longer period in their lives.