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Type 2 diabetes glycaemic control guideline published

Guidelines on glycaemic control in people with type 2 diabetes have been published by an organisation aiming to improve the quality of healthcare for people in Scotland.

The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) develops and distributes national clinical guidelines containing recommendations for effective practice based on current evidence. To read more, click here

APPG meeting discusses diabetes nursing qualification

The topic of recruitment and retention of diabetes specialist nurses (DSNs) was discussed at the recent All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Diabetes meeting.

TREND-UK, a leading organisation for diabetes nurses, got the opportunity to voice their concerns about the specialist role and how there is currently no single defining qualification for the job. To read more, click here

Ascensia launches ‘smarter’ version of CONTOUR®DIABETES app

Ascensia Diabetes Care has launched an upgraded version of its CONTOUR®DIABETES app in the UK and Ireland to provide a “smarter tool” to help people manage the condition.

It includes the new My Patterns feature, which analyses blood glucose results received from the CONTOUR®NEXT ONE meter and provides personalised and meaningful feedback to help improve self-management for people with diabetes. To read more, click here

Nationwide FreeStyle Libre audit launches

An audit aimed at collecting data to get a real-world view of the FreeStyle Libre has been launched.

The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD), which represents diabetes consultants in the UK, is inviting healthcare professionals to take part. To read more, click here

Toujeo ‘significantly lowers blood glucose’

The insulin glargine Toujeo has been found to be just as effective as insulin degludec in the first head-to-head randomised clinical trial.

The primary objective of the BRIGHT study was to determine if the effect of Sanofi’s Toujeo on blood sugar levels (HbA1c) was similar to insulin degludec. To read more, click here

Entries sought for Diabetes Workforce Survey

Diabetes consultants are being invited to take part in an annual workforce survey

The Diabetes Workforce Survey, which aims to find out where the nation’s diabetes and endocrine consultants work and the type of job plan they have, is now open. To read more, click here.