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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.

Slowing diabetic nephropathy

Recognising the signs of renal damage caused by diabetes enables intervention to slow the condition's progress and minimise complications. David Morris writes

Anti-diabetic could treat Parkinson's disease

Previous studies showed that exenatide, used to treat type 2 diabetes, improves motor and non-motor function in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. Now a new study has raised the prospect that exenatide might impact this debilitating disease.

Weight loss in type 2 diabetes

Support from nurses is crucial to help obese and overweight patients achieve and maintain weight loss, explains Nicky Kime

Management of prediabetes

Nurses have a key role in promoting the patient's self-management and fostering motivation for lifestyle change, writes Nicky Kime

Contraceptive options for women with medical conditions

Women with a need for contraception should be given information about and offered a choice of all methods, according to NICE. Contraceptive counselling should be individualised to the woman and her needs. This involves understanding a woman's

Obesity and type 2 diabetes

Dr David Morris discusses how we can manage the evolving epidemic of the associated conditions of obesity and type 2 diabetes

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