How can point-of-care HbA1c testing be integrated into UK primary care consultations? – a feasibility study

May 30, 2017

Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

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Date of publication: May 17

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: HbA1c measurement with POC devices can be effectively implemented in primary care. This work has identified when these technologies might work best, as well as potential challenges. The findings can be used to inform the design of a pragmatic trial to implement POC HbA1c testing.

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Walking Away from Type 2 diabetes

September 8, 2016

Source: Diabetic Medicine

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Date of publication: September 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to investigate whether an established behavioural intervention, Walking Away from Type 2 Diabetes, is effective at promoting and sustaining increased walking activity when delivered within primary care.

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Management of obesity in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in primary care

July 14, 2016

Source: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews

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Date of publication: July 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article reviews the most recent and strongest evidence-based strategies that may aid physicians in management of obesity in patients with Type 2 diabetes in primary care.

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Diabetes treatments and risk of amputation, blindness, severe kidney failure, hyperglycaemia, and hypoglycaemia

April 25, 2016

Source: BMJ;
published 30 March 2016

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Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To assess the risks of amputation, blindness, severe kidney failure, hyperglycaemia, and hypoglycaemia in patients with type 2 diabetes associated with prescribed diabetes drugs.

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Glucose test provenance recording in UK primary care

January 22, 2016

Source: Diabetic Medicine

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Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The recording of glucose provenance in UK primary care could be improved. Failure to record provenance causes unnecessary repeated testing, delayed diagnosis and wasted clinician time.

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Early specialist care for diabetes

June 29, 2015

Source: Diabetic Medicine 

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Date of publication: 25 Jun 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: People recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, who have other serious chronic health issues, have less heart disease and lower death rates if they see an endocrinologist within one year of diagnosis, new research suggests.

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Lack of care planning is failing people with diabetes

March 18, 2014

Source:  OnMedica

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Date of publication: 17th March 2014

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: GPs are failing to ensure that all of their patients with diabetes are receiving a personal care plan, according to early results of a soon to be published survey by charity Diabetes UK.

Length of publication: 1 web page