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Super Six reduces diabetes-related hospital admissions

A review of the Super Six model of care has shown a significant decrease in diabetes-related hospital admissions.

Figures show that since the new way of working was introduced five years ago, there has been a 29.5 per cent decrease in the rate of admissions from diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). To read more, click here

The Big Interview – Dr David Unwin

Dr David Unwin is an advocate of the low-carb diet and has dedicated a lot of time and research to the subject.

Find out why he believes low-carb is beneficial for people with diabetes in this month's The Big Interview feature. To read the interview, click here

Older generation ‘deeply’ feeling type 2 diabetes

The growing threat of type 2 diabetes is being “felt deeply” by the older generation, a world-leading expert has said.

Professor Alan Sinclair told a House of Lords reception that efforts needed to be “doubled” to enhance the care of older people with the condition who also face a “parallel threat of ageing and the rising wave of comorbidities, frailty and disability”. To read more, click here

Celebrating DESMOND Award winners announced

The winners of the 2016 Celebrating DESMOND Annual Awards Programme have been announced.

Bernie Stribling, director of the DESMOND Programme, said that  standards of the winning entries were “high with a degree of excellence demonstrated by many of the entries”. To read more, click here

Good practice shared at diabetes conference

Good practice and the latest diabetes developments were on the agenda at a major conference in London.

Up to 3,000 healthcare professionals with an interest in the condition came together this week at the Diabetes Professional Care event which started on Wednesday. To read more, click here.

Childhood obesity numbers increase

The number of obese children who are in their first and last years at primary school have gone up, new figures have suggested.

A total of 9.3 per cent of five-year olds in reception in England in 2015-16 were classed as obese, which is up from 9.1 per cent the previous year. To read more, click here