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Audit results show foot ulcer drop

Foot ulcers acquired during hospital visits have decreased by 50 per cent, according to a clinical audit.

The 2015 results of the National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA), published today, revealed 1.1 per cent of patients suffering from the condition had foot lesions. To read more, click here

First renal failure and diabetes guidelines published

The first UK national guidelines for people with diabetes who are being treated with haemodialysis for end stage renal failure (ESRF) during inpatient care have been published.

The Management of Adults with Diabetes on the Haemodialysis Unit document has been published by the Joint British Diabetes Societies (JBDS). To read more, click here.

Positive results for glucose monitoring system

A study of a glucose monitoring system designed to eliminate the need for routine finger pricks has unveiled positive results.

Findings showed that people who used the Freestyle Libre system spent 38 per cent less time in hypoglycaemia. To read more, click here.

Submit diabetes hero nominations

Nominations for three award categories for this year’s prestigious Quality in Diabetes Care (QiC) awards are still open.

Submissions for the diabetes healthcare professional of the year, the outstanding educator in diabetes and the QiC diabetes people's award closes on Thursday, July 21. To read more, click here.

Good practice shared at ABCD event

Good practice in diabetes care was shared at a national conference for healthcare professionals.

For the first time the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD), Diabetes UK, NHS Clinical Commissioners and local networks came together for a one day workshop. To read more, click here.

The Diabetes Manager – We need more managers

Abigail Kitt is a healthcare manager who has worked in the diabetes sector since 2004. 

Her blog, The Diabetes Manager, shares Abbey’s passion for all things diabetes from a manager’s perspective. To read more, click here.