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Diabetes quality care review published

Healthcare professionals are being urged to help people self-manage their diabetes better in a review focusing on the quality of care in England.

My Diabetes, My Care, by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has highlighted the care and support available to help with diabetes does not always meet individual needs. To read more, click here

Diabetes amputation numbers hit record high

The number of diabetes-related amputations in England has now reached an all-time high of 20 a day, an analysis of figures has shown.

Public Health England data suggests there are about 7,370 amputations a year, compared to the previous figure of 7,042, according to Diabetes UK. To read more, click here

Professional Care programme unveiled

More than 100 speakers have been confirmed as part of the programme for this year’s Diabetes Professional Care conference.

The content has been designed to deliver information, good practice and examples of work for those who are responsible for the prevention, treatment or management of diabetes.

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Metformin could delay heart disease in type 1

A drug commonly used for type 2 diabetes could delay or help slow the development of heart disease in those with type 1, a study has suggested.

A team in Newcastle believe metformin can help repair damaged blood vessels by increasing vascular stem cells.

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The Big Interview – Karen Addington

Karen Addington is the chief executive of JDRF, a global organisation and the world’s leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research.

Read Ms Addington's views on how diabetes research is approached and what she would like to see changed in the future. To read the interview, click here

New DMR technique improves blood sugar levels

A 60-minute minimally invasive type of treatment involving inserting a thin tube down a person’s throat has been found to improve hypoglycaemia in type 2 diabetes, a study has shown.

Revita which is a duodenal mucosal resurfacing (DMR) technique has unveiled some positive results. To read more, click here