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Volume 19 No 5

Diabetes in hard-to-reach groups

This issue's free CPD module covers the challenges of managing diabetes in people with poor access to services.

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EDITORIAL  Individualisation and remission
Pam Brown, Editor-in-Chief, discusses treatment of the “ominous octet” underlying type 2 diabetes and the definition of remission.
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BREAKING NEWS  Updates from EASD 2017
Stay abreast of the latest news that could influence diabetes care, with Pam Brown.
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STUDIES THAT CHANGED CLINICAL PRACTICE  Diabetes prevention studies: The benefits of lifestyle modifications
A concise summary of the US Diabetes Prevention Program and the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study.
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PCDS news  PCDS Committee election candidate biographies
Candidate biographies for the upcoming PCDS Committee elections.
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HOW TO  How to calculate the amount of insulin to prescribe per month
Part 5 of a series of quick reference guides to procedures and aspects of diabetes care that are undertaken frequently in the clinic setting.
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AROUND THE NATIONS  Diabetes in Scotland: A time of transition in primary care
Richard Quigley brings news from Scotland following the dismantling of the Quality and Outcomes Framework.
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COMMENT  The Fixing Dad story
Anthony Whitington tells the Fixing Dad story and encourages other families to Fix the people they care about.
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SHORT REPORT  Film prescriptions for diabetes education: Can new technologies help patients?
Sam Rice, Hannah Cranch, Kimberley Littlemore, Jenny Mortimer, Julia Platts, Jeffrey W Stephens
The development, deployment and evaluation of the PocketMedic system to provide educational content to people with diabetes.
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ARTICLE  Sodium–glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors: Emerging evidence and changes in guidance
Colin Kenny
A review of the emerging data and changes to clinical guidance concerning sodium–glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors.
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ARTICLE  Don’t Just Screen – Intervene: Protecting the cardiometabolic health of people with severe mental illness
Johanna Taylor, David Shiers
The importance of a proactive approach to screen for and intervene on diabetes in people with severe mental illness.
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FREE CPD MODULE  PCDS CPD Module 17 – The challenges of managing diabetes in hard-to-reach groups
Alia Gilani
Exploring a range of hard-to-reach groups, highlighting the difficulties in engagement and the different needs that exist in each.
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