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Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2017 special edition newsletter

More than 2,000 delegates attended this year's Diabetes UK Professional Conference in Manchester.

The annual event, which brings together healthcare professionals, researchers, pharmaceutical companies and anybody else with an interest in diabetes, was held at the Manchester Central Convention Complex. To read more, click here. 

Hospital hypos on the decrease according to latest NaDIA results

The prevalence of all hypoglycaemic episodes in hospital has decreased by six per cent in five years, the 2016 National Diabetes Inpatient Audit report (NaDIA) has found.

Hypoglycaemic episodes in hospital, both mild and severe, have decreased from 26 per cent in 2011 to 20 per cent in 2016.

A total of 209 sites in England and Wales took part in the 2016 survey and data was submitted for 15,774 inpatients, up 500 more than from the previous year. To read more, click here

Southampton creates first diabetes consultant pharmacist post

The new role of a diabetes consultant pharmacist has been created in a landmark move designed to improve care by harnessing resources.

Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust has appointed Philip Newland-Jones as a consultant pharmacist in diabetes and endocrinology. To read more, click here

Calls for early intervention on back of foot audit

The basic framework for effective prevention and management of diabetic foot disease in England and Wales is often missing, according to the National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA).

People who receive expert care most quickly have the best outcomes, the report concluded. To read more, click here

Diabetes prevention programme ‘could prevent 18,000 type 2 cases’

A national drive to prevent type 2 diabetes could help delay or stop up to 18,000 cases of the condition from developing over five years, it has been predicted.

The figures were unveiled by Matthew Fagg, the director of the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP), at this year’s Diabetes UK Professional Conference in Manchester. To read more, click here.