Diabetes Type 2 Horizon Scanning Vol 3 Issue 10

November 7, 2011

‘New diabetes pill’ still years away

November 7, 2011

Source: NHS Choices 

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Date of publication: October 2011

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: This story reviews an article published in the Daily Express which reported the discovery of a pill which could cure or treat diabetes. The original study found that injecting NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide) into mice with type 2 diabetes improved their disease, but acknowledges that further research is needed to assess whether the same biological process also occurs in humans.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Follow this link to view the original research Yoshino J, Mills KF, Jin Yoon M and Imai S. Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, a Key NAD+ Intermediate, Treats the Pathophysiology of Diet- and Age-Induced Diabetes in Mice. Cell Metabolism, Volume 14, Issue 4, 528-536, October 5 2011


Better integration of diabetes care

November 7, 2011

Better integration of diabetes care could save London £190 million

Source: London Councils

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Date of publication: 5th October 2011

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Managing diabetes in London costs around £590 million every year and London Councils and Diabetes UK believe integrated care could save up to £190 million over the next five years.

Length of publication: 1 web page


Men ‘develop diabetes more easily’

November 7, 2011

Source: NHS Choices

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Date of publication: October 2011

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: This story reviews an article reported by BBC News that may have discovered why men may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than women. Their results indicated that men developed type 2 diabetes at a lower BMI than women of a similar age and speculated that men may be less sensitive to insulin than women or that males tend to store fat around their organs rather than under the skin as women do. However, further research is needed to explore these theories.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Follow this link to view the abstract of the original research Logue J, Walker J, Colhoun HM et al. Do men develop type 2 diabetes at lower body mass indices than women? Diabetologia, Published online: September 30 2011. Please follow this link to contact your local NHS Library should you require any assistance.


Help Diabeates

November 7, 2011

Source: Diabetes UK

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Date of publication: Sept 2011

Publication Type: News story

In a nutshell: This story reports a ground-breaking campaign from the Diabetes Research Network which is encouraging people with diabetes to give their permission to be approached about taking part in clinical research. People can get involved via the Help Diabeates web site

Length of publication: 1 web page

Acknowledgements: Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust


Diabetes care

November 7, 2011

Source: Practical Diabetes Vol 28, Issue 7 Sept 2011

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Date of publication:  Sept 2011

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The September issue of this journal includes an editorial and four articles covering new models of diabetes care.  The examples of innovation include integrated care services developed in Wakefield and Derby.

Length of publication: Various

Some important notes:  If you cannot access this article with your NHS Athens, please contact your local NHS Library using this link.


Diabetes UK Tracker

November 7, 2011

Source: itunes

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Date of publication: September 2011

Publication type: App

In a nutshell: This free iTunes app allows users to log their daily levels and see them listed and in a graph.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Acknowledgement: Glycosmedia