NPC Archive Item: Insulin glargine and possible cancer link

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 9th July 2009 New data show that insulin glargine is not associated with an increase in cancer (07/08/12) Since these materials were published, ORIGIN (2012), a 6-year randomised controlled […]

NPC Archive Item: HbA1c to be reported in different units from June 1st 2009.

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 10th June 2009 From 1st June 2009, glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) in all people with diabetes will be measured in millimoles per mol (mmol/mol) as well as by percentage (%), […]

NPC Archive Item: NICE updates guidance on management of type 2 diabetes

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 8th June 2009 NICE clinical guideline 87 partially updates recommendations for the management of type 2 diabetes, with specific new recommendations about blood glucose control with sitagliptin▼, vildagliptin▼, pioglitazone▼, […]

NPC Archive Item: Intensive glucose control in type 2 diabetes: what part does it play?

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 1st June 2009 A meta-analysis of prospective randomised controlled trials suggests a small benefit of intensive glucose control in people with type 2 diabetes in reducing coronary heart disease […]

NPC Archive Item: Newer insulins have only limited clinical benefits

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 23rd March 2009 A Canadian Heath Technology Assessment has concluded that the newer, insulin analogues offer little clinical advantage over older, conventional insulins in terms of glycaemic control or […]

NPC Archive Item: BMJ editorial criticises new QoF target for diabetes

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 23rd March 2009 An editorial in the BMJ concludes that there should be a re-evaluation of recommendations about what constitutes high quality care for older people with type 2 […]