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Charles Gladwin reviews recent developments around limiting the risks of diabetes particularly through diet and blood glucose monitoring.

After completing this module, you should be more aware of:

·       Diabetes prevalence and its potential impact on public health;

·       The role of community pharmacy in promoting health and wellbeing relating to diabetes;

·       The significance of weight loss on diabetes risk;

·       Recommendations around diet and realistic weight loss;

·       Research around low carbohydrate diets and the potential for diabetes remission;

·       NICE guidelines on initiating medication if lifestyle interventions alone are insufficient;

·       Blood glucose levels – targets and monitoring;

·       The status of flash glucose monitoring.

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