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Audit report on pregnancy in diabetes released

Only one in 12 women with diabetes are receiving all three key recommended pre-pregnancy health measures, according to an audit looking at the standard of care in expectant mothers.

The National Pregnancy in Diabetes Audit 2016, published this week by NHS Digital and supported by Diabetes UK, also showed stillbirth rates are double in women with diabetes and neonatal deaths are more than four times higher, when compared to the general population. To read more, click here

Quality in Care award winners unveiled

A model to support the delivery of diabetes services in primary care and a national education programme for children and young people were among the winners of the 2017 Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes Awards.

A total of 15 accolades were presented at the ceremony on Thursday, October 12, with teams and individuals being praised for demonstrating excellence and going above and beyond in delivering diabetes care. To read more, click here

Diabetes Times editor scoops outstanding contribution award

The Diabetes Times editor has been recognised for his “inherent passion and zeal to help others” at a major awards ceremony celebrating good practice within diabetes.

Oliver Jelley, who founded the online publication for healthcare professionals in 2014, was presented with the NHS England Outstanding Contribution Award for Services in Diabetes at the Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes awards. To read more, click here

Hospital hypo flowchart updated

A flowchart to help inpatient healthcare professionals treat hypoglycaemia has been updated.

A team, led by diabetes consultant Kath Higgins at University Hospitals Leicester, amended the document in a bid to ensure the level of care was consistent across all hospitals within the trust. To read more, click here

Diabetes and mental health guidelines published

A mental health and diabetes treatment guideline for inpatient staff has been released.

The first edition of the document has been developed by the Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care (JBDS–IP) on behalf of RCPsych Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry, and was supported by Diabetes UK, the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) and the Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse (DISN) UK Group. To read more, click here

Type 2 diabetes pill ‘improves blood sugar control’

A type 2 diabetes pill taken once a day has been shown to “significantly” improve the health of people with the condition, according to new research. To read more, click here