Diabetes mellitus with complications

The global population living with diabetes was estimated at 108 million in 1980, while World Health Organisation figures for 2014 have shown that has nearly quadrupled to 422

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FDA issues a Complete Response for Farxiga to treat type 1 diabetes

AstraZeneca announced that the FDA has issued a complete response letter regarding the supplemental New Drug Application for Farxiga (dapagliflozin)...

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AWARD-11 phase III of Trulicity meets endpoints in type 2 diabetes

Eli Lilly's AWARD-11 phase III randomized, double-blind, parallel arm study investigating higher investigational doses of Trulicity (dulaglutide) met its primary...

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Abbott launches Afinion HbA1c Dx assay the first-ever rapid point-of-care HbA1c Test to aid in the diagnosis of diabetes

Abbott announced that its Afinion HbA1c Dx assay is now available for use on the Afinion 2 Analyzer, as well...

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Cardiovascular Metabolism Knowledge Centre

Cardiovascular Metabolism Knowledge Centre

The Cardiovascular Metabolism Knowledge Centre is an information hub providing expert insight into the management of hypertension and type 2 diabetes. This Knowledge Centre contains a wealth of scientific video content offering insights and opinion from some of the leading experts in the field.

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Guidelines

UrgoStart for treating diabetic foot ulcers and leg ulcers

UrgoStart is a type of interactive wound dressing. Clinical trial evidence shows that using UrgoStart to treat diabetic foot ulcers increases wound healing compared with non-interactive dressings.

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Neuropathic pain in adults: pharmacological management in non-specialist settings

This guideline covers managing neuropathic pain (nerve pain) with pharmacological treatments (drugs) in adults in non-specialist settings.

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The Hospital Management of Hypoglycaemia in Adults with Diabetes Mellitus

These guidelines, produced by the Joint British Diabetes Societies - Inpatient Care Group (JBDS-IP), are intended for use by clinicians and service commissioners to advise the treatment and hospital management of hypoglycaemia...

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Journal articles

Type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus: A review on current treatment approach and gene therapy as potential intervention.

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus is a serious and lifelong condition commonly characterised by abnormally elevated blood glucose levels due to a failure in insulin production or a decrease in insulin sensitivity and function.

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Medicinal plants with concomitant anti-diabetic and anti-hypertensive effects as potential sources of dual acting therapies against diabetes and hypertension: A review.

Aim of the review: This article reviewed findings on medicinal plants with both anti-diabetic and anti-hypertensive effects reported in same experimental study to facilitate the development of dual-acting therapies against...

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An update on the safety of SGLT2 inhibitors.

Areas covered: This narrative review discusses the safety profile of SGLT2is: initial concerns (cardiovascular safety, acute renal failure, hypoglycemia, urinary and genital infections, volume depletion, bladder cancer)...

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Clinical trials

A Research Study Comparing a New Medicine Oral Semaglutide to Sitagliptin in People With Type 2 Diabetes (PIONEER 12)

This study compares 2 medicines for type 2 diabetes: oral semaglutide (a new medicine) and sitagliptin (a medicine doctors can already prescribe). Participants will either get oral semaglutide or sitagliptin - which treatment is decided by chance.

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A Study of Tirzepatide (LY3298176) Versus Semaglutide Once Weekly as Add-on Therapy to Metformin in Participants With Type 2 Diabetes (SURPASS-2)

The reason for this study is to compare the effect of the study drug tirzepatide to semaglutide on blood sugar levels in participants with type 2 diabetes. The study will last approximately 47 weeks and may include about 12 visits.

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Efficacy and Safety of Efpeglenatide Versus Placebo in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Inadequately Controlled With Metformin Alone or in Combination With Sulfonylurea (AMPLITUDE-S)

To demonstrate the superiority of once weekly injection of efpeglenatide in comparison to placebo in glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) change in participants with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) inadequately controlled with...

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Robin Hewings

Robin Hewings is the Head of Policy at Diabetes UK. The team find and interpret data, develop policy recommendations and then try to persuade politicians and the public of our case. Mostly working in health, he has been putting together evidence and communications for the last 15 years in ... Read more

Diabetes Patients Must Be Better Educated About Their Condition

Not everyone is convinced that education courses help people look after their diabetes. And the GP I was chatting to a couple of months ago was one of them. He wasn’t sure they worked. People didn’t seem that interested and he wasn’t really sure what people would learn anyway.

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Step by step: how to diagnose and manage type 1 diabetes in adults in primary care

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Clinical pointers: Blood glucose control in type 2 diabetes

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Clinical pointers: recognising and managing acute complications of diabetes in adults

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