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Diabetes

Insulin for diabetes: 100 years of therapy

During the summer of 1921, an unlikely team consisting of Frederick Banting, a newly established physician specialising in orthopaedics and a professor of physiology, and Charles Best, one of his lab...

Diabetes remission and diet data

Diabetes can stem from obesity, with increasing numbers of studies showing remission of diabetes through a reduction in body weight (Quimby et al, 2021). Further research looks at how different food...

Changing the way type 2 diabetes is managed

The main complications of diabetes are microvascular disease affecting the eyes, nerves and kidneys, and macrovascular disease leading to cardiovascular disease (CVD), cerebrovascular disease and...

Evidence-based use of newer agents in type 2 diabetes

Recent accumulating evidence on the use of newer therapies in type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is helping to define their position in treatment. This information coupled with the increasing priority given...

Diabetes care: a time to review prescribing approaches and reach out to local communities

There has been a bidirectional relationship between COVID-19 and diabetes, with increased rates of new diagnosis and an increased risk of severe COVID-19 for those already diagnosed (Rubino et al,...

Managing diabetes care in the COVID-19 pandemic

This piece of original research, carried out in May 2020 in China, used a questionnaire method to gather information about diabetic patients as a measure to determine recruitment before conducting a...

Balance in management of type 2 diabetes

Insulin resistance increases greatly in obese patients and those who have large amounts of fat around the waist. Locally, nationally and internationally a low carbohydrate diet has demonstrated...

The overtreatment of type 2 diabetes in frail older people

Severe hypoglycaemia is the second most common cause of hospital admission for drug-related adverse events (Robson, 2017). Acute episodes of hypoglycaemia (generally defined as a blood glucose level...

Providing holistic care to prevent hospital admission

This article outlines how physical and mental health issues impact on the health of an individual. ‘Raminder Kaur’ is a 45-year old lady who has depression and type two diabetes mellitus (DMT2)....

The role of the heart failure nurse and use of sodium glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors

The action of SGLT2 inhibitors is to reduce renal glucose and sodium reabsorption in the proximal tubule of the nephron resulting in increased urinary glucose excretion with osmotic and natriuretic...

Steroid-induced diabetes in cancer patients

Steroids are used in various settings in cancer management and treatment side effects, such as nausea, poor appetite and pain flare(Jeong et al, 2016; Ariaans et al, 2015). SIDM is a common and...

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