NHS England: Action for Diabetes

NHS England: Action for Diabetes

NHS England has announced a new strategy document for diabetes care, called Action for Diabetes. The document is for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), to serve as a reference on the work that is going on across NHS England.It will also be of interest to the wider community interested in diabetes care to see what action …

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More evidence needed for direct telephone support in diabetes care

More evidence needed for direct telephone support in diabetes care

There’s lots of interest in how we can use the increasingly ubiquitous telephone to improve diabetes care.  It’s important that we apply the same rigorous tests to these interventions as we do to others, and Read more on Testing Treatments don’t just assume that “new” means “better“.In resource-poor settings this is all the more important, …

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Evidence Update: Preventing type 2 diabetes at the population and community level

Evidence Update: Preventing type 2 diabetes at the population and community level

With the rate at which new evidence is published, it’s impossible for guidelines or even systematic reviews to keep pace.  That’s why NICE Evidence Updates are so, err, nice!  They summarise what’s new in relation to existing NICE guidelines since they were published. The NICE guidance This Evidence Update relates to NICE guideline 35 on …

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child diabetes

More evidence needed on the benefits of CGM in children with type 1 and adults with type 2

Previous systematic reviews and meta-analyses have failed to turn up clear evidence on the benefits and harms of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in children with type 1 diabetes and insulin-using patients with type 2 diabetes. This systematic review set out to update this state of affairs in the light of recent studies. In children with …

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HTA recommends against screening for type 2 diabetes in the UK

Following on from our report of the ADDITION trial last week, we can add that the UK Health Technology Assessment programme has updated its recommendation against screening for type 2 diabetes. Their recommendation to the National Screening Committee contains an analysis of new evidence published between 2009 and January 2012. Elves everywhere – coniferous, deciduous …

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