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Major NHS England diabetes announcements expected today

NHS England will today announce how a £44m fund to improve diabetes care has been awarded and details about the second wave of a national drive to prevent type 2 diabetes, The Diabetes Times understands.

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Top five highlights from global diabetes conference

The latest research and innovation was discussed at a global diabetes conference in the US this week, which brought together healthcare professionals with an interest in the condition.

Here is a round-up of some of the highlights which were shared at this year's American Diabetes Association's 77th Scientific Sessions (ADA 2017), which took place in San Diego, California. To read more, click here

The Big Interview – Maggie Meer

Maggie Meer is the founder of Diabetes Professional Care, which is the only free-to-attend and CPD-accredited national conference and exhibition for healthcare professionals with an interest in the condition.

Here she tells The Diabetes Times what inspired her to set up the annual event and what her future plans are. To read the interview, click here

Insulin injection post meal ‘prevents cardio disease’ in type 1 diabetes

An additional insulin injection administered three hours after eating can protect people with type 1 diabetes from cardiovascular disease, research has suggested. 

Teams from Leeds and Newcastle say introducing an injection within the suggested time period after the consumption of food can also better regulate blood sugar levels. To read more, click here

Low carb program tops bill at annual public health conference

A low carb program developed by a leading online diabetes forum will form part of the schedule to be discussed at a public health conference this weekend.

This year the Public Health Collaboration Annual Conference will focus on tackling the growing diabetes epidemic with low carb and lifestyle changes. To read more, click here.

Diabetic foot flashcards launched for healthcare professionals

New education flashcards have been launched to help healthcare professionals and people with diabetes understand more about the risks associated with diabetic foot.

A spokesman for the Integrated Diabetic Footcare Faculty, which produced the cards, said: “The aim of this training is to provide care workers, patients and their relatives with a basic understanding of the risks associated with the diabetic foot, knowledge on how to prevent problems from occurring, how to recognise potential problems and access the appropriate medical services." To read more, click here.