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Monthly Archives: March 2016

First footcare audit findings released

31st March 2016

People with diabetic ulcers who miss their footcare assessments are putting themselves at risk, according to an audit looking at feet. The first ever National Diabetes Foot Care Audit looked at ...

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Calls for action on back of foot audit

31st March 2016

People with diabetes need more “proactive rather reactive” footcare, a leading charity has said on the back of audit results. The initial findings of treatment and outcomes covering ...

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Hypo driving ban u-turn

29th March 2016

A ban on people with diabetes who have severe hypos at night could soon be overturned after changes to European driving laws, a charity has said. The rules, which were originally introduced in ...

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Diabetic neuropathy device to be trialled

23rd March 2016

A non-invasive device designed to help reduce pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is to be trialled in the UK. The Aptiva® system uses frequency rhythmic electrical ...

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Tighter standards for glucose meters

22nd March 2016

People with diabetes will benefit from new quality standard for self-testing glucose monitoring systems. The revised guidelines for the devices was published in 2013 by the International ...

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‘Nuts could slow type 2 progression’

22nd March 2016

Eating a diet high in vegetable oil and nuts could help slow the progress of type 2 diabetes, research has found. A new study has suggested that replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat ...

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Weight loss aids type 2 reversal

22nd March 2016

People who have had type 2 diabetes for up to 10 years can reverse their condition, according to new research. A new study suggested that people who manage to reverse their diabetes and then keep ...

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