Monthly Archives: December 2015

Diabetes professor awarded CBE

30th December 2015

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 ...

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Diabetes clinical director role advertised

22nd December 2015

NHS England is advertising the role of the national clinical director for diabetes and obesity.  Professor Jonathan Valabhji, who is also a consultant diabetologist, physician and endocrinologist ...

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Research to target metabolic diseases

22nd December 2015

The relationship between metabolism and inflammation in metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes is the focus of several major research programmes. The projects, which are due to start in May, ...

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Metformin ‘could treat pre-eclampsia’

22nd December 2015

A drug 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 ...

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Medical alert over glucose test strips

22nd December 2015

A specific brand of glucose test strips could produce false high readings, doctors and users have been warned. A medical safety alert has been issued by the Medicines and Health products ...

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Diabetes UK film winners announced

18th December 2015

An 11-year-old from Swindon and a Doncaster primary school are among the winners of a short film competition aimed at raising awareness of type 1 diabetes. The Diabetes in School Short Film ...

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