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Antibiotics may increase diabetes risk

Taking antibiotics seems to be associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to Danish researchers who matched 170,504 people with the condition and 1,364,008 controls.

How to prevent amputations

Diabetes is an increasingly common long-term condition. One person is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes every three minutes in England, equating to about 700 people every day.

Statin prescribing and diabetes

A recent guideline underlines the importance of statins in preventing cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes, explains David Morris.

The ups and downs of blood sugar levels

Hypoglycaemia causes distress and a reduction in quality of life for patients. David Morris explains how patients can best avoid it and how to treat it if necessary.

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