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Safer insulin prescribing and ongoing management of individuals taking insulin in primary care


Karen Blackwood discusses recommendations for the safe prescribing of insulin and the types of insulin available for different patient groups. The education patients should receive to help manage their condition is also considered.

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Considerations when individualising care and treatment for adult patients with type 2 diabetes


Karen Blackwood discusses considerations when individualising care and setting glycaemic targets for adult patients with type 2 diabetes, with a focus around decision making when escalating treatment.

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SIGN type 2 diabetes guideline


This summary provides key recommendations on lifestyle management, treatment options, diabetic CVD, and CKD. Includes a useful treatment algorithm

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NICE type 2 diabetes prevention guideline


This summarises NICE's guideline on the identification of people at high risk of type 2 diabetes and the provision of interventions for them.

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NICE type 2 diabetes guideline


This updated summary provides recommendations on blood glucose and blood pressure management, and includes a useful algorithm on blood glucose management

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Diabetes UK footcare pathway guideline


A clear summary of the Diabetes UK footcare pathway including advice on disease prevention, treatment of active diabetic foot diseases, and risk assessment.

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NICE type 2 diabetes: population and community-level interventions


This summarises NICE's guideline on population and community-level interventions to prevent type 2 diabetes.

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Tools and resources

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Blood glucose diaries


Source: Diabetes.co.uk (www.diabetes.co.uk/blood-glucose/blood-glucose-monitoring-diaries.html). Hosted with permission.