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Diabetes professor awarded CBE

A doctor who established an international centre of excellence in diabetes research in Leicester has been awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours List.

Professor Melanie Davies has been responsible for major advances in diabetes and receives the award for services to diabetes research.

Professor Davies was appointed in 1996 as a full-time NHS Consultant at Leicester Royal Infirmary and recruited her first research nurse in 1998. To read more, click here.

Insulin safety award deadline extended

The deadline for diabetes hospital teams to enter into a prestigious annual award has been extended until February 1.

The 2015 Rowan Hillson Insulin Safety Award, which is organised by the Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care (JBDS – IP), seeks to find the best UK inpatient hypoglycaemia avoidance initiative. To read more, click here. 

Metformin 'could treat pre-eclampsia'

A drug usually associated with treating diabetes might have the potential to prevent and treat pre-eclampsia, according to research.

Metformin decreases the production of the two toxins elevated in pre-eclampsia and also helps heal injured blood vessels, according to a study compiled at the Translational Obstetrics Group at Mercy Hospital for Women and the University of Melbourne. To read more, click here

Ghana diabetes clinics 'popular'

More than 2,400 people have been screened for type 2 diabetes during a voluntary trip to Ghana.

Diabetes specialist nurse Anna Vanderpuye travelled to the west African country to mark World Diabetes Day on November 14. To read more, click here. 

Research to target metabolic diseases

The relationship between metabolism and inflammation in metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes is the focus of several major research programmes. To read more, click here

Call for ‘less aggressive’ diabetes treatment

People who have chronic heart failure (CHF) and type 2 diabetes should have their diabetes treated less aggressively, according to new research.

A study, conducted by Dundee University looked at the records of 1,447 people who suffered from both conditions, to investigate the importance of blood sugar. To read more, click here

Prevention scheme helps 2,000 Bradford people

More than 2,000 people at high at risk of developing type 2 diabetes in Bradford have benefited from a new scheme to help improve their health. To read more, click here.