Strategies for Diabetes Management

November 4, 2016

Using Newer Oral Combination Therapies Early in the Disease

Source: Diabetes Therapy

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Date of publication: 31 October 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Use of single-pill combinations is an option for double or triple oral combination therapy and may result in better adherence.

Some important notes: This article may be available via NHS Athens or through your local NHS Library. To search for your nearest library, please see http://www.hlisd.org/

 

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Glucose challenge test screening for prediabetes and early diabetes

October 17, 2016

Source: Diabetic Medicine

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Date of publication: October 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Glucose challenge test screening, followed, if abnormal, by an oral glucose tolerance test, would be convenient and more accurate than other opportunistic tests. Use of glucose challenge test screening could improve management by permitting earlier therapy.

Some important notes: This article may be available via NHS Athens or through your local NHS Library. To search for your nearest library, please see http://www.hlisd.org/


On the Level – Evidence for Action on Type 2 Diabetes

September 5, 2016

This themed review brings together NIHR research on each aspect of type 2 diabetes care.


Perceptions and experiences of taking oral medications for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

May 23, 2016

Source: Diabetic Medicine

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Date of publication: 6 May 2016
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: To explore patients’ perceptions and experiences of taking oral medications for the pharmacological management of Type 2 diabetes.
Some important notes: This article may be available via NHS Athens or through your local NHS Library.
To search for your nearest library, please see http://www.hlisd.org/


Diabetes patients to get ‘information prescriptions’

January 28, 2015

Source:  BBC Health News

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Date of publication: 27 Jan 2015

Publication type: News story

Length of publication: 1 web page

In a nutshell: GPs are being advised to give “information prescriptions” to any diabetic patients who do not have their condition under control. It is hoped that the page-long printouts will nudge patients in the right direction to avoid serious long-term complications. Experts say only a third of diabetics have good control of their condition.


Mobile app to manage diabetes

September 18, 2013

SourceBBC News Science and Environment

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Date of publication:  September 2013

Publication type: Web page

In a nutshell: Research is taking place on a new approach to diabetes management, based around a personal health monitoring system that uses medical sensors, mobile phones and apps.  The technology is being trialled by diabetic athletes in a sporting event across Europe this week.  A small personal blood sugar sensor is worn by each participant, linked wirelessly to the wearer’s mobile phone.

Length of publication: 1 web page

 


State of the nation 2012: England

June 7, 2012

Title: State of the nation 2012: England

Source: NHS Diabetes

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Date of publication: Jun 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report from Diabetes UK shows that less than half of people with the condition are getting the basic minimum care they need, with some areas seeing only six per cent of people with diabetes getting the regular checks and services recommended by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence.

Length of publication: 36p pdf