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More sites needed for European frailty study

A call has been made for further hospitals and GP surgeries to take part in a major international study into diabetes and older people.

MID-Frail is a new European Union-funded study which will examine the benefits of a nutritional, exercise and educational intervention programme on the health of older people with type 2 diabetes.

The research will run over the next three years in 59 countries across the continent, involving more than 1,700 people over the age of 70. To read more, click here.

Nottingham scoops insulin chart award

A diabetes team at Nottingham hospitals has been awarded a prestigious national prize for promoting "excellent practice" in insulin safety.

Consultant Physician Dr Jenny Clayton and pharmacist Sonia Gilmore, of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, were presented with 'The Rowan Hillson Insulin Safety Award' for a ‘best in class’ insulin prescription chart.

The detailed six-page chart combines insulin prescribing, clinical instructions and patient glucose monitoring. To read more, click here.

Portsmouth commended at HSJ awards

The diabetes team at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust have been praised at a prestigious national awards ceremony this week.

They were highly commended in the Acute Sector Innovation category in the HSJ Awards ceremony held on London’s Park Lane on Wednesday night.

Partha Kar, Diabetes Consultant at the trust, said: “We take a lot of pride in our work and are fortunate to have such a dedicated group of staff delivering high-quality care.”

To read more, click here.

Website offers Type 1 support

Young people with Type 1 diabetes are helping to ensure their peers are not left “isolated” through a support website.

The Just DUK 1T site is connecting young people with Type 1 diabetes across Scotland, having been inspired by the sad death of a 22-year-old person with Type 1.

To read more, click here.