NHS Diabetes issues new guidance on the management of the hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state (HHS)

October 7, 2012

Source: NHS Diabetes

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Date of publication:  August 2012

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: These guidelines have been developed to support the management of the hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state (HHS) in adults which is uncommon and although may appear similar to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), requires different treatment and a different approach.

Length of publication: 1 web page 

Source: NHS Networks

Some important notes: Follow this link to view the full NHS Diabetes guidance and follow this link to view the JBDS summary guidance


Inpatient guidance for stroke patients with diabetes

September 10, 2012

Source: NHS Diabetes

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Date of publication: Aug 2012

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: In partnership with Joint British Diabetes Societies (JBDS) for inpatient care, NHS Diabetes have published new guidelines for enteral feeding of stroke patients with diabetes entitled ‘Glycaemic management during the inpatient enteral feeding of stroke patients with diabetes’

Length of publication: 1 web page

Source: NHS Networks


Nice could save NHS £625m

October 7, 2011

Title: Following NICE guidelines for diabetes treatment ‘could save NHS £625m’

Source: NICE

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Date of publication: Sept 2011

Publication type: News item In a nutshell: A recent study indicates that following the NICE type 2 diabetes recommendation that human NPH insulin should be the first-line treatment offered could save the NHS £625m. It is worth noting that the BMJ Open study did acknowledge come limitations.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Acknowledgements: NHS Networks

Some important notes: Link here to access the full text of the original study
Sarah E Holden, Chris D Poole, Christopher L Morgan, Craig J Currie (2011) Evaluation of the incremental cost to the National Health Service of prescribing analogue insulin BMJ Open 2011


Self blood glucose monitoring in type 2 diabetes

June 7, 2009

Title:   Self blood glucose monitoring in type 2 diabetes. A financial impact analysis based on UK primary care.

Source:   International Journal of Clinical Practice; 63 (3) p.439-448

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Date of publication:   01 March 2009

Publication type:   Research

In a nutshell:   This analysis quantifies the usage and cost of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) in type 2 diabetes according to treatment regimen and relating to UK consensus guidelines. This study established that the use of SMBG exceeds current guidelines for specific groups and indicates that closer adherence to these guidelines could potentially save up to  £17 million per year.

Length of publication:  9 pages

Some important notes:   Please contact your local NHS library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement  Cinahl