Lancelots help children’s diabetes team score top marks for care

The paediatric team looking after children with diabetes at Ormskirk hospital has been recognised as one of the best in the country. A national audit found they were among the top performers for supporting children with type 1 diabetes in terms of quality improvements. Jamie Cranham, age seven, from Scarisbrick, near Ormskirk, has been a … Read more

Diabetics warned of health risks of suddenly changing life-saving devices without medical supervision

People with diabetes are being reminded to seek medical advice before changing their insulin therapy devices. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has been made aware that patients have been directly contacted by a manufacturer or other organisation inviting them to trial a new insulin delivery system. It is crucial people do not … Read more

3.8 million people in England now have diabetes

New data from PHE reveals 3.8 million people in England aged over 16 had diabetes in 2015, around 9% of the adult population. The new Diabetes Prevalence Model, produced by the Public Health England (PHE) National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network (NCVIN) and launched today at the PHE Conference at Warwick University, estimates the total number of adults with … Read more

Recall of GlucaGen® HypoKits used by diabetics in an emergency

People with diabetes are being asked to check whether they have certain batches of GlucaGen® HypoKits used for the emergency treatment of severe low blood glucose (hypoglycaemia). The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has issued a patient level drug recall of the affected batches. An investigation by the manufacturer, Novo Nordisk, found a small … Read more

Medical devices regulator issues alert on faulty glucose test strips

People with diabetes who use particular blood glucose test strips should stop using them and seek an alternative as soon as possible says the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This follows a manufacturing fault which could lead to a risk of them giving false low blood glucose results. The manufacturer, Nipro Diagnostics, found … Read more

West Lancashire GPs urge residents to learn how to live well with Type 2 diabetes

GPs in West Lancashire are urging all residents living with Type 2 diabetes to learn how to live well with the condition. Diabetes Week is an annual national campaign, organised by the charity Diabetes UK. This year’s theme for the campaign is ‘setting the record straight’, with the aim being to tell the truth about … Read more