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Diabetes care review begins

People with diabetes from 10 regions across the UK are being asked about the services they receive for a new report.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) want people aged between 18 to 65 with type 1 or type 2 diabetes to contribute. To read more, click here.

Review of new once-weekly type 2 drugs

Once-weekly glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) differ in their efficacy and safety profiles, according to new research by the University of Leicester.

Compared to other once-weekly GLP-1RAs which are licensed and available, dulaglutide 1.5mg and once weekly exenatide showed the greatest reduction of HbA1c and fasting plasma glucose. To read more, click here

Basildon diabetes team wins national hypo award

Basildon University Hospital has won a prestigious national award for raising awareness of a complication of diabetes.

The hospital has been presented with the excellence award for “going above and beyond” and demonstrating “remarkable commitment” during Hypo Awareness Week in October. To read more, click here

Pancreas weight loss ‘reverses type 2’

Losing just one gram of fat from the pancreas could help reverse the effects of type 2 diabetes, according to new research.

The study, led by Professor Roy Taylor of Newcastle University, discovered that when excess fat is removed from the pancreas, insulin secretion increases to normal levels. To read more, click here

Ninjabetic - Christmas concerns

Christmas is upon us once again and, once again, I’m feeling slightly on edge about the things that I haven’t got round to doing.

Not surprisingly, now that my thoughts are out of my jumbled and overflowing mind, and onto paper, things aren’t as bad as they had seemed. To read more, click here