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Call for ‘regular’ medicine reviews for type 2 diabetes

GP practices should regularly audit treatments for type 2 diabetes to ensure "appropriate targeted use of licensed medications and their cost-effectiveness", a study has concluded.

The way agents licensed to treat the condition were used across GP practices in England in the year 2016/17 was analysed as part of the research published by The International Journal of Clinical Practice. To read more, click here.

Diabetes industry awards launched

The UK’s biggest conference for healthcare professionals working in diabetes has launched an awards programme to reward excellence in the diabetes industry.

Diabetes Professional Care (DPC) has teamed up with The Diabetes Times to unveil the project, which aims to showcase success and innovation across the industry including pharmaceutical, medical device and life sciences industries working in diabetes care.

Submissions for the 15 categories will open on May 1 and the ceremony will take place in London during this year’s DPC on the evening of Wednesday, November 14, to mark World Diabetes Day. To read more, click here.

Continuous glucose monitoring ‘cost-effective’

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is cost-effective and reduces HbA1c and hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetes, an American study has found.

Research published in Diabetes Care showed the use of continuous glucose monitoring had an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of $98,108/quality-adjusted life-year (QALY). To read more, click here.

Eatwell Plate criticism amid calls for low carb approach

The Eatwell Plate has been slammed in the European Parliament, with the concept of basing diets on starchy foods branded “misguided”.

The guideline says meals should include potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates, with low or reduced-fat cheese and yoghurt and preferably unsaturated oils and spreads. To read more, click here

Registration opens for diabetes hospital care improvement workshop

A workshop to help healthcare professionals improve diabetes care in hospitals has been launched.

Diabetes UK’s ChangeLab workshop: Driving improvement in diabetes inpatient care is scheduled to take place in London on May 15. To read more, click here

Calls to consider body fat distribution in all type 2 diabetes screening

Integrating body mass index (BMI) with body fat percentage can improve screening of type 2 diabetes, an American study has concluded.

Researchers from the University of Florida suggest the move could also boost prevention efforts in people currently considered healthy and avoid penalties and stigmatisation of other groups classified as high risk of abnormal blood glucose. To read more, click here.