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Annual diabetes checks can increase survival rates by half

People with diabetes who have their annual checks live longer than their counterparts who do not receive them, according to the National Diabetes Audit.

In five-year age groups, ranging from 35-39 to 70-74, the mortality rate was half the rate for people with diabetes who had had the annual NICE-recommended checks consistently in the previous seven years compared to those that had not. To read more, click here.

New lipid management guidelines published

Lipid management guidelines for adults with diabetic nephropathy or chronic kidney disease (CKD) have been published in a leading diabetes journal.

A summarised version of the document, which was jointly developed by the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) and the Renal Association, has been included in the latest edition of the British Journal of Diabetes. To read more, click here.

NaDIA registration opens

The dates for this year’s National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) have been announced.

The bedside survey, which provides a snapshot of diabetes inpatient care in England and Wales, will be held between September 25 and 29. To read more, click here.

Faulty insulin cartridge holders are recalled

Healthcare providers are being urged to warn people that an insulin cartridge holder used in a number of pens has been found to be faulty.

Novo Nordisk, the company which makes the recalled product, said the warning applies to the NovoPen® Echo® and NovoPen®5. To read more, click here.

Bovine insulin to be discontinued

People who rely on beef (bovine) insulin are being warned it is being discontinued, although, importantly, pork insulin will still be available. To read, click here

NICE briefing on glucose monitoring device

The National Institute For Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has developed a medtech innovation briefing (MIB) on the FreeStyle Libre for glucose monitoring. To read more, click here.