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Controversial type 2 NICE guidelines published

The controversial guidelines for type 2 diabetes in adults from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have finally been released.

Significant concerns over the first draft of the guidelines were raised by the Primary Care Diabetes Society, whose chair David Millar-Jones said the document was “subject to confusion and placed patients at risk”. To read more, click here.

Diabetes UK calls for more guideline changes

The updated clinical guidance for type 2 diabetes need to “commit to on-going updates” to ensure people receive the best possible treatment, according to Diabetes UK.

The guidance by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) was  designed to help healthcare professionals support people with type 2 diabetes. To read more, click here.

Hospitals invited to help reduce diabetes-related harms

Hospitals in England and Wales are being encouraged to try out tests of change, based on the Diabetes Mortality and Morbidity project findings.

Participating hospitals have until December 21 to submit their abstracts, and four hospitals will be selected to present their findings in person at Diabetes UK’s Professional Conference (DPC) in March next year. To read more, click here.

Nurse showcases pioneering injection site work

A diabetes nurse’s pioneering case study which used ultrasounds to scan injection sites to help people with diabetes has been showcased at an international conference.

The work of Linda Clapham, a diabetes specialist nurse at Wharfedale Hospital in Leeds, was presented by Debbie Hicks, a nurse consultant at Enfield, at the Forum for Injection Technique and Therapy Expert Recommendations (FITTER) congress in October. To resd more, click here.

Diabetes Super Six model praised at HSJ Awards

The Portsmouth Hospitals Trust, Southern Health Foundation Trust and Solent Trust have been “highly commended” at the prestigious Health Services Journal (HSJ) Awards.

The trusts received the accolade in the acute, community and primary care redesign category for the Super Six model of diabetes care. To read more, click here.