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Rowan Hillson award winners announced

A consultant physician and his team have been named the winners of the prestigious Rowan Hillson Insulin Safety Award.

Dr Gerry Rayman, a consultant physician and diabetologist from the Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, was officially recognised at the annual awards ceremony on Thursday, April 21. To read more, click here

Gut hormone could be key to type 2 remission

Scientists have found the factor which puts type 2 diabetes into remission following bariatric surgery, according to new research.

Researchers have identified that gut hormone PYY plays a key role in restoring normal blood glucose levels in people with the condition after bariatric surgery. To read more, click here

Audit set for perioperative diabetes management

Perioperative management of diabetes will be a topic for this year’s National Confidential Enquiry on Perioperative Deaths (NCEPOD) audit, it has been announced.

The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) submitted a joint proposal and committee member Dr Gerry Rayman, from the Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, confirmed it had been successful.

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Major type 1 prevention trial to start

An “extremely important” trial looking at a possible way to prevent type 1 diabetes is set to start in Scotland, it has been announced.

Researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School will contact all 6,400 families in the country who are affected by the condition. To read more, click here

First oral GLP-1 results unveiled

The first oral glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist (GLP-1) has shown promising results in treating type 2 diabetes. To read more, click here