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Wednesday, 13 December 2017
More than a third of people in the UK are not aware that foot ulcers are a serious complication of diabetes, despite being a leading cause of diabetes-related amputations, according to a survey by YouGov commissioned by Diabetes UK.
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Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Around 88% of people looking to book GP appointments in the West Leicestershire area say they no longer plan to visit after seeing self-management videos.
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Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Primary care professionals are often the first point of contact for those needing support or advice following experience of an out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest (OHCA). A number of useful resources are available to help healthcare professionals, patients and their families following an OHCA.
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Wednesday, 13 December 2017
NICE is now recommending a flash glucose monitoring system (FreeStyle Libre) which measures interstitial fluid glucose levels in people with diabetes.
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Wednesday, 06 December 2017
Data analysis of patients’ prescriptions dispensed at a regional chain of community pharmacies found that 40% of patients who are prescribed statins never return for a second prescription.
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Wednesday, 06 December 2017
Updated NICE guidance recommends that healthcare professionals should refer people with elevated blood sugars to exercise classes and nutrition courses. The updated guidelines Type 2 diabetes: prevention in people at high risk can be used alongside the NHS Health Check programme
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Wednesday, 06 December 2017
GPs can improve the early detection of heart valve disease by increasing use of chest auscultation when seeing older patients, UK primary care specialists have recommended.
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Friday, 06 October 2017
The new OneTouch Reveal® mobile app is now available in the UK and Ireland. It includes innovative features including blood sugar and activity timelines transformed into quick visual snapshots which allow people with diabetes to see their results, identify trends and get on with their daily life.
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