Friday, 10 January 2014

‘Looking for the needle in the haystack’: a qualitative study of the pathway to diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children

This study highlights the difficulties for parents and GPs in recognising the early symptoms of T1D. It suggests that future interventions should be targeted at parents in the appraisal interval and include the importance of timely presentation to a healthcare professional and the differences between types 1 and 2 diabetes (BMJ Open)


Urine C-peptide creatinine ratio can be used to assess insulin resistance and insulin production in people without diabetes

In participants with normal renal function, UCPCR may be a simple, practical method for the assessment of IR in epidemiology studies (BMJ Open)


Continuous Subcutaneous Delivery of Exenatide via ITCA 650 Leads to Sustained Glycemic Control and Weight Loss for 48 Weeks in Metformin-Treated Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes

Significant changes in HbA1c, body weight, and FPG attained with ITCA 650 were maintained to 48 weeks. The incidence of AEs was lower in the 24-week extension than in the initial 24-week treatment phase (Diabetes and Its Complications)


NHS England vision for tackling diabetes in 2014

The new plan, Action for Diabetes, outlines how it would like to see better prevention of Type 2 diabetes, earlier diagnosis of all diabetes, and support for people to manage their diabetes better and improve their quality of life (NHS England)

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