FreeStyle Libre audit reveals improved control – Friday, March 22, 2019

FreeStyle Libre audit reveals improved control

A nationwide audit of the FreeStyle Libre by the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) has revealed improved diabetes control in people with type 1 diabetes during the first six months of usage.

Using the flash glucose monitoring device led to lower glucose levels in people with high levels before use of the device and a reduction in hypoglycaemia, according to the audit.

 

 

Pre-exercise basal insulin reduction ‘improves control’ 

 

A reduction in basal insulin of between 50% to 80% performed 90 minutes before physical activity improves blood glucose control and reduces hypoglycaemia risk during exercise in people with type 1 diabetes, new research has found.

To reduce exercise-associated hypoglycaemia, people with the condition on continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion typically perform basal rate reductions (BRRs) and/or increase carbohydrate intake to counter the risk of low blood glucose, but the timing and amount of basal rate reductions (BRRs) necessary to prevent hypoglycaemia are unclear.

 

 

C-peptide test​ highlights type 1 diabetes misdiagnosis 

A C-peptide test carried out three years after a type 1 diabetes diagnosis can uncover a misdiagnosis in some cases, new research has found.

It can occasionally lead to a correct diagnosis of type 2 diabetes or a monogenic form of the condition and should be a routine procedure, say researchers led by Dr Mark Strachan from Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital.

 

 

Diabetes and emotional health resource launched

 

A resource to help healthcare professionals support the emotional needs of adults with diabetes has been launched.

Diabetes and emotional health − a practical guide for health professionals supporting adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes is an evidence-based resource with dedicated chapters on common emotional issues that people living with diabetes might experience, such as eating problems, depression, anxiety disorders, fear of hypos and diabetes distress.

 

 

New member of Endocrinology and Diabetes SCE Board sought

 

A new member of the Endocrinology and Diabetes Speciality Certificate Examining (SCE) Board is being sought. To read more, click here.

Long-term ‘benefits’ of metformin found in type 2 diabetes prevention

 

Metformin reduces the development of type 2 diabetes over 15 years, according to new research. To read more, click here.

 

New gestational diabetes insight gained from Cardiff study

FreeStyle Libre audit reveals improved control

A nationwide audit of the FreeStyle Libre by the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) has revealed improved diabetes control in people with type 1 diabetes during the first six months of usage.

Using the flash glucose monitoring device led to lower glucose levels in people with high levels before use of the device and a reduction in hypoglycaemia, according to the audit.

 

 

Pre-exercise basal insulin reduction ‘improves control’

A reduction in basal insulin of between 50% to 80% performed 90 minutes before physical activity improves blood glucose control and reduces hypoglycaemia risk during exercise in people with type 1 diabetes, new research has found.

To reduce exercise-associated hypoglycaemia, people with the condition on continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion typically perform basal rate reductions (BRRs) and/or increase carbohydrate intake to counter the risk of low blood glucose, but the timing and amount of basal rate reductions (BRRs) necessary to prevent hypoglycaemia are unclear.

 

 

C-peptide test​ highlights type 1 diabetes misdiagnosis 

A C-peptide test carried out three years after a type 1 diabetes diagnosis can uncover a misdiagnosis in some cases, new research has found.

It can occasionally lead to a correct diagnosis of type 2 diabetes or a monogenic form of the condition and should be a routine procedure, say researchers led by Dr Mark Strachan from Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital.

 

 

Diabetes and emotional health resource launched

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA resource to help healthcare professionals support the emotional needs of adults with diabetes has been launched.

Diabetes and emotional health − a practical guide for health professionals supporting adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes is an evidence-based resource with dedicated chapters on common emotional issues that people living with diabetes might experience, such as eating problems, depression, anxiety disorders, fear of hypos and diabetes distress.

 

 

New member of Endocrinology and Diabetes SCE Board sought

A new member of the Endocrinology and Diabetes Speciality Certificate Examining (SCE) Board is being sought. To read more, click here.

Long-term ‘benefits’ of metformin found in type 2 diabetes prevention

Metformin reduces the development of type 2 diabetes over 15 years, according to new research. To read more, click here.

 

New gestational diabetes insight gained from Cardiff study

Women taking metformin and/or  insulin during gestational diabetes could reduce the risk of long-term complications for their child, according to a study. To read more, click here.

APPG meeting to discuss access to type 1 technology

Innovation and technology and how it can help people with type 1 diabetes will be discussed at the next All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Diabetes. To read more, click here.

 

PDS seeks professional educational preferences 

Opinions on preferences for professional education in primary care are being sought by the Primary Care Diabetes Society. To read more, click here.

Top speakers lined up for diabetic foot meeting

Leading experts in diabetes footcare will be speaking at a Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) event which will be taking place in May. To read more, click here.

 

 

Bringing you the latest jobs from around the country within the field of diabetes.

Diabetes Specialist Nurse Team Lead – Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology  Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist – Diabetes  Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Diabetes Specialist Nurse – Community  Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

 

Dr Partha Kar’s blog – Flash FAQ

So it’s been about a week or more since the national criteria for Flash Glucose Monitoring has landed, and as ever, there have been conjecture, theories, queries, and here are a few of them, with some clarifications.
To read more, click here.

 

Share your story with us

We want to hear from you! If you’re working in diabetes care and have got something to share or are involved in an important initiative, then please get in touch by emailing our editor Oliver Jelley.

 

Join the expanding diabetes community on Twitter and follow us for the latest diabetes news updates at @DiabetesTimes. We are now on YouTube where you will find interviews with leading people within the field of diabetes. Click here to visit our page.

 

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Women taking metformin and/or  insulin during gestational diabetes could reduce the risk of long-term complications for their child, according to a study. To read more, click here.

APPG meeting to discuss access to type 1 technology

Innovation and technology and how it can help people with type 1 diabetes will be discussed at the next All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Diabetes. To read more, click here.

 

PDS seeks professional educational preferences 

Opinions on preferences for professional education in primary care are being sought by the Primary Care Diabetes Society. To read more, click here.

Top speakers lined up for diabetic foot meeting

Leading experts in diabetes footcare will be speaking at a Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) event which will be taking place in May. To read more, click here.

 

 

Bringing you the latest jobs from around the country within the field of diabetes.

Diabetes Specialist Nurse Team Lead – Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology  Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist – Diabetes  Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Diabetes Specialist Nurse – Community  Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

 

Dr Partha Kar’s blog – Flash FAQ

So it’s been about a week or more since the national criteria for Flash Glucose Monitoring has landed, and as ever, there have been conjecture, theories, queries, and here are a few of them, with some clarifications.
To read more, click here.

 

Share your story with us

We want to hear from you! If you’re working in diabetes care and have got something to share or are involved in an important initiative, then please get in touch by emailing our editor Oliver Jelley.

 

Join the expanding diabetes community on Twitter and follow us for the latest diabetes news updates at @DiabetesTimes. We are now on YouTube where you will find interviews with leading people within the field of diabetes. Click here to visit our page.

 

A service from DT…

Bring your message to life through the power of video with our new team of videographers now available to hire. Combine their visual and production skills, with our editorial style and flair and you have a winning combination.

 

 

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Northamptonshire
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