bariatric surgery

New guideline for bariatric surgery in type 2 diabetes

Bariatric surgery is increasingly seen as an effective and cost-effective treatment for obesity.  There is even some evidence that it can reverse type 2 diabetes. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) have co-produced a guideline for bariatric surgery that includes within its scope, its use in patients with type 2 diabetes. The guideline covers: …

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The views of black and ethnic minority patients on self-management of type 2 diabetes

The views of black and ethnic minority patients on self-management of type 2 diabetes

People in black and minority ethnic (BME) groups have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes than the population as a whole and often experience difficulty in managing their condition. A recent systematic review looked at their experiences of self-management of type 2.  This information will be extremely valuable to those running services for BME …

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A diet containing low fat dairy may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

A diet containing low fat dairy may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

It has been suggested that dairy products might have a preventive effect against type 2 diabetes.  However, the results of observational studies looking at the correlation between the consumption of dairy and incidence of type 2 have been inconclusive. A new systematic review set out to combine the evidence from these different studies into an …

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The Finnish Diabetes Risk Score did not perform well as a screening tool for type 2 diabetes

The Finnish Diabetes Risk Score did not perform well as a screening tool for type 2 diabetes

A recent UK Health Technology Assessment pointed out the problems with screening for type 2 diabetes.  However, research continues into the performance of tools to detect type 2.  On the basis of this paper, we won’t be changing that advice any time soon. Methods This community screening study was undertaken in urban settings in the …

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Evidence of improved cardiovascular risk for people with diabetes in England between 1994 and 2009

Evidence of improved cardiovascular risk for people with diabetes in England between 1994 and 2009

This study evaluated trends in cardiovascular risk factors among people with diabetes. Data obtained as part of the Health Survey for England (HSE) between 1994 and 2009 were examined with particular focus on the differences between men and women and between social classes. It was important to investigate possible trends so that the impact of …

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