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NHS health check boosts type 2 detection

An annual health check which is used to diagnose type 2 diabetes has helped prevent 2,500 heart attacks or strokes in the last five years, according to new figures. To read more, click here

Diabetes total rises to over 4 million

More than four million people now have diabetes in the UK mainly due to a rise in type 2 diabetes, according to a leading charity. To read more, click here

Prevention drive set to target 100,000 people

A major type 2 diabetes prevention drive is set to help 100,000 people once it is rolled out nationally, according to a leading doctor for the condition. To read more, click here

‘Diabetic’ word ban for US doctors

Diabetes healthcare professionals in America are being urged not to use the word "diabetic" by a leading national body. To read more, click here

Shorter needles give ‘better results’ for the obese

Shorter needles provide “better outcomes” for obese people with diabetes, according to new research.

The study, compiled by Bergenstal et al, has dispelled the widely held belief that longer needles were the best way for overweight people to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. To read more, click here

Ninjabetic – The online pros and cons

In November I was honoured to have been invited to the World Diabetes Congress (WDC) in Vancouver to deliver a presentation about the Diabetes Online Community (DOC), in particular peer engagement. To read more, click here