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Interim results from EMPRISE phase III trial of Jardiance show reduced risk of heart failure in Type 2 diabetes with CV disease.- Boehringer + Eli Lilly

A new interim analysis of three-year data from the EMPagliflozin compaRative effectIveness and SafEty (EMPRISE) real-world study on effectiveness shows...

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European Commission approves Qtrilmet to improve glycaemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes.- AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved Qtrilmet (metformin hydrochloride, saxagliptin and dapagliflozin) modified-release tablets to improve glycaemic...

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CHMP recommends approval of Isturisa for use in Cushing's Syndrome.- Recordati

Recordati has announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion, recommending the granting...

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Learning Zones

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Cushing's Syndrome

Cushing's Syndrome

Cushing’s syndrome shares symptoms such as hypertension, glucose intolerance and obesity with other common conditions – how can you confidently diagnose this rare disorder?

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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.

Nephropathic Cystinosis

Nephropathic Cystinosis

Learn about the use of cystine-depleting pharmacotherapy and other supportive care measures for patients with nephropathic cystinosis.

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Guidelines

Diabetic foot problems: prevention and management

This guideline covers preventing and managing foot problems in children, young people and adults with diabetes. The guideline aims to reduce variation in practice.

Added 4 years ago

Type 2 diabetes in adults: management

This guideline covers the care and management of type 2 diabetes in adults (aged 18 and over). It focuses on patient education, dietary advice, managing cardiovascular risk, managing blood glucose levels, and identifying and managing long-term...

Added 3 years ago

Long-acting reversible contraception

This guideline covers long-acting reversible contraception. It aims to increase the use of long-action reversible contraception by improving the information given to women about their contraceptive choices.

Added 14 years ago

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Journal articles

Diabetic Ketoacidosis in an Adult Patient With Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II: Further Evidence of Extraneural Pathology Due to Survival Motor Neuron 1 Mutation?

Spinal muscular atrophy is an autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disease caused by homozygous mutation to the survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene. Historically, spinal muscular atrophy has been considered to almost exclusively...

Added 11 days ago

Glucose metabolism and pancreatic defects in spinal muscular atrophy.

Objective: Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the number 1 genetic killer of young children. It is caused by mutation or deletion of the survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene. Although SMA is primarily a motor neuron disease...

Added 13 days ago

Role of diet in type 2 diabetes incidence: umbrella review of meta-analyses of prospective observational studies.

Objective: To summarise the evidence of associations between dietary factors and incidence of type 2 diabetes and to evaluate the strength and validity of these associations.

Added 1 month ago

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Clinical trials

A Study of Tirzepatide (LY3298176) in Participants With Type 2 Diabetes on Metformin With or Without Sulfonylurea (SURPASS-AP-Combo)

The main reason for this study is to compare the study drug tirzepatide to insulin glargine in participants with type 2 diabetes on metformin with or without a sulfonylurea.

Added 1 month ago

Ertugliflozin Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) Pediatric Study (MK-8835/PF-04971729) (MK-8835-059)

This study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of ertugliflozin (MK-8835) in pediatric participants with T2DM on metformin with/without insulin. The primary hypothesis of the study is that the addition of ertugliflozin...

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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.

Added 4 months ago

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Blog Posts

Adam Jeffery

Transforming Lives Through Technology: Diabetes

Posted 6 months ago

Right now, with a swipe or tap, I can tell you how many calories I’ve consumed, how far I’ve walked and how well I slept last night. However, digital health technology and its analytics have mixed reviews from the general public, some become obsessed wanting to know every macronutrient that goes into their body and others see it as just another gimmick. But what about those with chronic conditions like diabetes?

Robin Hewings

Diabetes Patients Must Be Better Educated About Their Condition

Posted 3 years ago

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.

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 4 years ago

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. That much is true, but it's also common sense not to judge a book by measuring the whiteness of its pages, or the amount of hamsters you can place on it. So why do we measure the fabulous NHS with nonsense metrics?

CME

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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