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NHS Mandate pledges diabetes support

A commitment to improving the management and care of people with diabetes has been laid out in the recently published NHS Mandate.

The document reaffirms the commitment of the Government and NHS England to 'Healthier You', the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.

Additionally, it ensures that local areas will be held to account through the CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework. To read more, click here

Toujeo® shows ‘statistically significant’ HbA1c improvements in type 1 diabetes

Sanofi’s Toujeo® (insulin glargine 300 units/mL (Gla-300)) has demonstrated 'statistically significant' improvements in HbA1c in people with type 1 diabetes at six months, according to real-world retrospective data presented today.

The mean difference in HbA1c from baseline to month six was –4.4 mmol/mol (95 per cent confidence interval [CI]: −6.3, −2.5; p<0.001), the results of a UK study presented for the first time at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society’s 100th Annual Meeting & Expo, in Chicago, showed. This change was statistically significant, Sanofi said. To read more, click here

Recommendations issued in foot care audit report

A series of recommendations have been issued on the back of the latest results from the National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA).

Less than half of participating commissioners confirmed that all three care structures were in place (47 per cent), according to findings from the third annual report covering England and Wales published on March 14. To read more, click here

ABCD issues diabetes coding tips

A Diabetes consultants association has published a list of tips for diabetes coding.

The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD), the national organisation of consultant physicians in Britain who specialise in diabetes, provided the tips in an article on its website called Top 10 tips for coding in diabetes. To read more, click here

Insulin dose and type 1 diabetes leaflets published

Advice on managing insulin doses at mealtimes and what do if someone with type 1 diabetes is unwell has been published by a leading diabetes nurse organisation.

The Managing Mealtime Insulin and Type 1 diabetes: What to do when you are unwell leaflets have been uploaded to the Training, Research and Education for Nurses in Diabetes-UK (TREND-UK) website for members to access and to pass onto the people they treat with diabetes.

To read more, click here