National standard setting and local developments in the care of type 2 diabetes

February 26, 2018

Source: Practical Diabetes

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Date of publication: Jan/Feb 18

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Numbers of research articles being published on diabetes are snowballing. This makes it impossible for working doctors and nurses to follow all the new developments. It is clear that a transparent, unbiased system is needed whereby experts at national level review and integrate the latest findings and synthesise a plan which provides guidance to those who have clinical responsibility for patients with 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/

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Top ten research priorities for type 2 diabetes

December 11, 2017

Source: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology

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Date of publication: December 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: About 20% of the UK population are living with, or are at risk of, type 2 diabetes, with estimated annual National Health Service treatment costs of £8·8 billion. This rising tide identifies an urgent need to reduce uncertainties around the causes, prevention, and treatment 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/


Research sheds light on type 2 diabetes origin

July 12, 2016

Source: Community Practitioner

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Date of publication: May 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The presence of leptin, a hormone secreted by fat cells that is critical to maintaining energy balance in the body, inhibits the prenatal development of neuronal connections between the brain and pancreas, a new study has found.

Some important notes: This article may be available via NHS Athens or through your local NHS Library.
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‘Good fat’ could help manage type 2 diabetes

November 26, 2014

Source:  MNT

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Date of publication: 25 Nov 2014

Publication type: News story

Length of publication: 1 web page

In a nutshell: A special type of fat found in some people could be used to manage type 2 diabetes. Brown fat was discovered in adults a few years ago and now research is taking place to find out why some adults have it and others don’t. The findings, published in The Journal of Cell Biology, are significant for people with type 2 diabetes. Researchers believe that if brown fat cells can be activated, blood glucose levels could be controlled with a completely new medicine.


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