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Hospital DKA treatment cost tops £2,000

Treating diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in the UK costs more than £2,000 per episode, according to a national survey.

DKA is a commonly encountered metabolic emergency, but the costs of treating the condition had previously been unknown, which is why the research was carried out. To read more, click here

SGLT2 inhibitors ‘not linked to kidney injury’

People with type 2 diabetes who take sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are not at risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) despite concerns, researchers have said.

The medications have been shown to improve cardiovascular and renal outcomes in those who have type 2 diabetes, however there have been medical alerts relating to the treatment. To read more, click here

Enteral feeding and diabetes document released

A leading diabetes specialist nurse organisation has published management guidance on diabetes and enteral feeding.

TREND-UK has released the booklet in a bid to help people with diabetes established on an enteral feeding regimen, and those who care for them, manage their condition safely and effectively. To read more, click here

Low-carb diet ‘reduces risk of death’

A low-carb diet which includes a moderate intake of fat, fruit and vegetables lowers the risk of death, according to research.

The findings of the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, which was carried out across 18 countries and five continents, showed those who ate three to five servings of fruit, vegetables and legumes a day, lowered their risk of death considerably. To read more, click here.

One third of people with type 2 diabetes fail to take medication

Healthcare professionals are being urged to recognise people who do not take their medication after it was revealed a third with type 2 diabetes fail to do so.

The study, led by Leicester Diabetes Centre (LDC), has revealed 37.8 per cent of people do not take their medication as prescribed by their healthcare professional.

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Thousands set to gather for European diabetes conference

The latest research findings in the field of diabetes are set to be unveiled next week at one of the largest conferences for professionals worldwide.

Scientists, physicians, students, postdocs and nurses are set to attend the 47th European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Lisbon on Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12. To read more, click here.