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Diabetes drug shortages not expected to resolve until mid-2024

Supply problems having “significant impact” on clinicians and causing “anxiety and concern” for patients.

24 Aug 2023 , 4 Min Article


Diabetes prescribing rises by a record 7 per cent in a year

NHS BSA reports that 66 million diabetes drug items were prescribed in 2021-22

10 Aug 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Off-label use of diabetes drugs to drive ‘critical’ shortages until mid-2024, says MHRA

No new patients to be started on GLP-1 receptor agonists, says MHRA in 'critical' alert

19 Jul 2023 , 1 Min Article


Tirzepatide not recommended in latest NICE diabetes guidance

More evidence needed on the clinical and cost-effectiveness before it can be recommended for use in type 2 diabetes, says NICE

27 Jun 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Boots to launch £19.99 diabetes screening pilot in seven stores

Boots calls for data sharing between NHS and pharmacies as it announces pilot service

15 Mar 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Over 6,500 diabetes education packs supplied to 330 pharmacies

Resources will help pharmacy teams and diabetes patients improve their understanding of the disease

14 Nov 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Digital & technology

New tool predicts T2D adherence, find Kingston pharmacy researchers

Diagnostic tool accurately predicts non-adherent patients, University of Kingston researchers find

20 Sep 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Diabetes prescriptions on the rise in England, latest figures reveal

Data shows 60.3 million items were prescribed in 2021-22 compared with 57.9 million in 2020-21

11 Aug 2022 , 1 Min Article

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NHS England to offer all T1D patients no-scan glucose monitors

NHSE&I to roll out devices to all Type 1 diabetes patients after new price deal with manufacturer

03 Aug 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Proton pump inhibitors linked to higher risk of diabetes

Prolonged use of PPIs raises diabetes risk, Italian researchers conclude.

17 Jun 2022 , 1 Min Article

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'Smart' insulin pens available on NHS for the first time

The new Novo Nordisk pens record dosing data and may help improve glucose levels.

01 Mar 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Dapagliflozin no longer authorised for treatment of type 1 diabetes

Dapagliflozin no longer indicated for type 1 diabetes for commercial reasons.

13 Dec 2021 , 1 Min Article