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Immediate care for children with diabetes

A child suspected of having diabetes should immediately be seen by a specialist, according to new National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) quality standards.

Immediate referral for suspected diabetes is part of the care that should be provided in diagnosing and managing both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children and young people. To read more, click here

Poor education fuels complications

Poor delivery of life-changing education to people with diabetes is fuelling serious diabetes complications, according to a new report.

Diabetes UK’s State of the Nation document also reveals that in 2014-2015 only two per cent of people newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in England and Wales attended an education course about the condition. To read more, click here

Education is 'power' to prevent type 2


A new education programme can cut the chances of developing type 2 diabetes by 80 per cent, according to a study.

The new group education programme called Let’s Prevent Diabetes, developed by the Leicester Diabetes Centre, could lead to “large reductions in cases of type 2 diabetes”. To read more, click here

The Big Interview – Chris Askew

Diabetes UK's chief executive lays out the charity's future priorities and what he feels is the biggest challenge faced by the diabetes community today.

He also talks about how the new prime minister Theresa May has type 1 diabetes.

To read the interview, click here.

Diabetes technology report published

A review on emerging non-invasive glucose monitoring (NIGM) technologies  in development for people with diabetes has been published in a report.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Horizon Scanning Research and Intelligence Centre identified a total of 40 emerging NIGM technologies. To read more, click here