Nice | Type 2 diabetes in adults

Adult diabetes
This is an update of the last Nice guideline on type 2 diabetes in adults, which was published in 2009. I am just summarising things that have changed since the last update. If you don't want to read ...

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Nice | Type 1 diabetes in adults

This is an updated guideline from NICE on Type 1 diabetes in adults. It is a huge guideline. Most patients will be managed in secondary care, so I've tried to pull out the bits that are most relevant ...

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Diabetic foot problems

This is a new guideline from NICE on assessing and managing people with diabetic foot problems. Foot problems are very common in people with diabetes and come with huge morbidity. The following are so...

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RCOG | Polycystic ovarian syndrome

RCOG's new guideline looks at the long term health problems with polycystic ovarian syndrome PCOS. There isn't very much that's new, but I think that generally we aren't very good at following these w...

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Nice | Canagliflozin in Type 2 diabetes

This new guideline from NICE outlines when canagliflozin can be used. This is an SGLT2 inhibitor (selective sodium-glucose cotransporter-2). It blocks reabsorption of glucose in the kidneys, so increa...

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Nice | Dapagliflozin for Type 2 Diabetes

This guideline advises that Dapagliflozin can be used in Type 2 Diabetes as add-on therapy: • With metformin if: - glycaemic control is not adequate - a sulphonylurea can not be used - its addition gi...

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Preventing Type 2 diabetes

This is one of those guidelines that you look at, makes you want to cry, then wouldn’t normally bother to read. But it is actually packed full of really useful information and advice to give patients ...

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Exenetide prolonged release

The new NICE guideline advises that Exenetide Prolonged Release can be used instead of normal Exenetide and is given just once weekly rather than twice daily. It causes fewer side-effects (on the GI /...

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Preventing type 2 diabetes

The big new thing in here is stating for, I think, the first time in NICE guidance, that Type 2 Diabetes can be diagnosed from 2 HbA1C > 6.5% (48), as well as the traditional methods. The rest is b...

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