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DT website given fresh new look after major revamp

We are pleased to unveil the new look of our action-packed diabetes news and information website. 

Let us know what you think of the revamp by emailing the editor oliver.jelley@diabetestimes.co.uk. We welcome any feedback you might have about the updated website which brings you the latest diabetes related healthcare professional news. To visit the website, click here

Childhood type 1 diabetes control improves again

Diabetes control for children has improved for the sixth year running, according to the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA).

The report, which looked at data from all 28,439 young people with diabetes in England and Wales, also showed the number of children attending essential care checks has also risen. To read more, click here

The Big Interview – Dr Trudi Deacon

Dr Trudi Deakin is well known for writing the X-PERT Programmes, which are based upon the theories of patient empowerment, discovery learning and patient-centred care.

In our regular Big Interview feature, find out why she believes structured education is so important and what her future plans are. To read the interview, click here

Conference delegates invited to QiC symposium

Delegates who are attending next week’s Diabetes UK Professional Conference are being invited to join the Quality in Care Diabetes symposium at the event.

The one-hour symposium, which will showcase QiC’s innovation in practice, will be chaired by Dr Parijat De from Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust. To read more, click here

Trend UK meets England’s chief nurse

The founders of a leading diabetes specialist nurse network have met with a high-level nurse to outline challenges faced by members of their profession.

Jill Hill, Debbie Hicks and June James, the co-chairs of Trend UK (Training, Research and Education for Nurses in Diabetes UK) met with the chief nursing officer for England. To read more, click here.