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Input required for diabetes inpatient roadmap

Healthcare professionals are being encouraged to participate in building a strategy for improving diabetes inpatient care.

Diabetes UK is developing the roadmap, because the charity says there are “too many people with diabetes [who] aren’t getting the care they need when they stay in hospital”. To read more, click here

Progress report on NHS England’s type 2 prevention drive published

More than 110,000 people ‘at risk’ of developing type 2 diabetes have been offered help by NHS England’s national programme to prevent the condition, according to a progress report.

A study published this week in Diabetic Medicine charts the impact of the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme made during the early phase of the roll-out. It has been co-authored by experts from NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK. To read more, click here

ATTD publishes CGM recommendations

New consensus recommendations on use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) have been published.

They come from the Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) Congress and were published by Diabetes Care in an article called The International Consensus on Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring. To read more, click here

Inpatient collaborative training course planned

An eight-month collaborative training course aimed at inpatient staff has been launched to help teams facilitate changes and improvements in patient care.

The Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) Quality Improvement (QI) Hub has teamed up with Diabetes UK to host the sessions which are due to take place in London and Liverpool in March. To read more, click here

Clinical teams asked to complete guideline survey

Healthcare professionals are being invited to part in a survey about the quality and impact of diabetes inpatient guidelines.

The Joint British Diabetes Societies (JBDS) for Inpatient Care group was created in 2008 to ‘deliver a set of diabetes inpatient guidelines and proposed standards of care within secondary care organisations’. To read more, click here.

Persistence ‘strongly influenced’ by medication class for type 2

Persistence is strongly influenced by medication class and should be considered when initiating treatments for people with type 2 diabetes, according to research.

A study has been carried out to explore which oral therapies have the best persistence in controlling the condition. The research team compared different medications with a person’s persistence and how they responded to the drugs. To read more, click here