Identifying the independent effect of HbA1c variability on adverse health outcomes in patients with Type 2 diabetes

December 5, 2016

Source: Diabetic Medicine

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Date of publication: Dec 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Glucose variability over time may contribute to microvascular and macrovascular complications.

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Diabetes: Most NHS costs wasteful

June 7, 2012

Title: Diabetes: Most NHS costs wasteful, says Diabetic Medicine

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: April 2012

Publication type: News Story

In a nutshell: The BBC report the findings of an article published in Diabetic Medicine Journal which suggests that much spending on diabetes is avoidable. Improved health checks and better education could reduce the cost of treating complications whihc amounts to 80% of the NHS £9.8bn diabetes bill.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Follow this link to read the full article reference: “Estimating the current and future costs of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in the UK, including direct health costs and indirect societal and productivity costs” Hex et al Diabetic Medicine ‘Accepted Article’, doi: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2012.03698.x

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Acknowledgements: NHS Networks

Reducing the risk of complications associated with diabetes

June 7, 2009

Title:  Reducing the risk of complications associated with diabetes

Source:  Nursing Standard, 23 (25) p.49-55

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Date of publication:  25 February 2009

Publication type:  Review

In a nutshell:  Complications associated with diabetes can lead to microvascular and macrovascular damage, which can have financial implications for patients and the NHS, and affect quality of life. This article addresses how these issues can be managed and identified in order to avoid further damage.

Length of publication:  6 pages

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Acknowledgement Cinahl