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The Diabetes for Primary Care webinar is ideal for all GPs, practice nurses and pharmacists needing an update in diabetes, and not just for GPs with a special interest. As diabetes becomes ever more common and at the same time the management becomes more complex, this webinar aims to help break down all of the research into bite-size topics.

  • GP
    £195
  • GP Trainee
    £150
  • Nurses & Other Allied Health Professionals
    £150
  • Group or third party booking

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With a pre-recorded NB course, you can work your way through a course at your own leisure and at your own speed. 6 hours of learning, broken down into topics, available 24 hours a day to suit your own schedule

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Release Date: 30th January 2023

The Diabetes for Primary Care webinar is ideal for all GPs, practice nurses and pharmacists needing an update in diabetes, and not just for GPs with a special interest. As diabetes becomes ever more common and at the same time the management becomes more complex, this webinar aims to help break down all of the research into bite-size topics.

  • GP
    £195
  • GP Trainee
    £150
  • Nurses & Other Allied Health Professionals
    £150
  • Group or third party booking
card-header-image

The Diabetes for Primary Care webinar is ideal for all GPs, practice nurses and pharmacists needing an update in diabetes, and not just for GPs with a special interest. As diabetes becomes ever more common and at the same time the management becomes more complex, this webinar aims to help break down all of the research into bite-size topics.

  • GP
    £195
  • GP Trainee
    £150
  • Nurses & Other Allied Health Professionals
    £150
  • Group or third party booking

Books

The Hot Topics Course reference book accompanies the course but is also available to purchase separately

The book is fully referenced with recent summaries of the evidence commonly seen in primary care. Most of our delegates use this every day, like they use the BNF.


Blogs

Sitting (or not), stepping, sweating, strengthening and sleeping – the five S’s approach to managing Type 2 Diabetes

Dr Sarah Davies
10th November 2022

Earlier in 2022 we had a update to the NICE Type 2 diabetes guidelines with significant changes around prescribing, especially first line medications with an emphasis on using metformin and SGLT2 inhibitors...

Is combination therapy a worthwhile OPTION for painful diabetic neuropathy?

Dr Simon Curtis
1st September 2022

Amir has diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain (DPNP). It’s affecting his sleep and making him depressed. He describes burning, electric shock type pains in his feet and a deep, unremitting pain in his...

Technology in diabetes, the future is bright

Dr Sarah Davies
9th June 2022

Technology in diabetes, the future is bright

Helping Patients with Diabetes during Ramadan

Neal Tucker
7th April 2022

A chance encounter with a patient at the school gates last week reminded me that Ramadan has begun. Over the usual pleasantries, he mentioned that he had started fasting throughout April. I remarked how...

Update to NG28, Type 2 diabetes guidelines - what's new?

Dr Sarah Davies
17th February 2022

It has been a long time in the waiting, but this week we have an important update to the NICE Type 2 Diabetes in Adults guideline. Much has changed in the world of type 2 diabetes management over the last...


Podcasts

S4 E4: Continuity; maternal mortality; Just One More Thing: Sarah Davies discusses diabetes

18th November 2022

<p>Welcome to the new Hot Topics podcast from NB Medical with Dr Neal Tucker.&nbsp; We're dealing with heavy topics today - the Autumn Statement, how losing continuity is detrimental to patient care, maternal mortality in the UK - but we've tried to keep it light in other ways including <b>our new segment: Just One More Thing</b> </p><p>In Just One More Thing we interview primary care experts across a range of specialties asking 3 questions: what one thing do we need to know about in general practice regarding your specialty, what one thing do we need to know about that's happening in secondary care, and what is pushing the boundaries of medical care in your field. This week we talk to Dr Sarah Davies about diabetes.</p><p>In research, we consider the implications of two BJGP papers on correlations between practices and patient continuity, while in the BMJ this week a new paper highlights a significant discrepancy in maternal mortality ratios between 8 European countries. Are there lessons for general practice here?</p><p><b>Resources</b></p><p><a href="https://bjgp.org/content/72/724/e773" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BJGP Continuity paper no.1</a></p><p><a href="https://bjgp.org/content/72/724/e780" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BJGP Continuity paper no.2</a></p><p><a href="https://bjgp.org/content/72/724/507" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BJGP Editorial</p><p></a><a href="https://www.bmj.com/content/379/bmj-2022-070621" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BMJ Maternal Mortality paper</p><p></a><a href="https://www.bmj.com/content/379/bmj.o2691" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BMJ MM Editorial</p><p></a></p><p></p>

S4 E2: Gestational Diabetes, CVD risk & modifiable factors; roflumilast for psoriasis; bronchodilators for non-COPD smoking symptoms

30th September 2022

<p>Welcome to the new Hot Topics podcast from NB Medical with Dr Neal Tucker.&nbsp; After a whirlwind week where general practice has been populistically politicised on all sides, in this episode we stay on safer ground and look at new research. </p><p>The BMJ highlights the future risk of cardio- and cerebrovascular disease after gestational diabetes, even without overt diabetes, but offers some good news regarding the optimisation of risk factors. JAMA introduces roflumilast for chronic psoriasis, as a cream, not a tablet. And the NEJM explores whether there is a role for bronchodilators in people with COPD who don't have COPD - symptomatic smokers with preserved lung function.</p><p>References</p><p><a href="https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2796306" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Best research title of the podcast award</p><p></a><a href="https://www.bmj.com/content/378/bmj-2022-070244" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BMJ GDM and CVD risk</p><p></a><a href="https://www.bmj.com/content/378/bmj-2022-070312" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BMJ GDM and modifiable risk factors</p><p></a><a href="https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2796379" target="_blank" rel="noopener">JAMA Roflumilast for psoriasis</p><p></a><a href="https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2204752" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NEJM Bronchodilators for smoking Sx with preserved lung function</p><p></a></p><p></p>

S4 E1: Supplements + sweeteners aren't good for your health, autoimmune disease & CVD risk, statin & muscle pain, open source diabetes

9th September 2022

<p>Welcome back to the new series of the Hot Topics podcast from NB Medical with Dr Neal Tucker.&nbsp; A sober start with the death of the Queen yesterday and reflecting on the pressures of general practice and the profoundly sad story of Gail Milligan.&nbsp;</p><p>But the progress of medicine never stops and there is research to discuss:</p><ul><li>Papers in the BMJ on whether artificial sweeteners cause harm, and whether supplementing vitamin D really does reduce respiratory and covid infection risk.</li><li>A Lancet paper on autoimmune disease and an increase in cardiovascular risk, but in whom and how much?</li><li>Another Lancet paper on the actual rates of statin-induced muscle pain (a little but not a lot...)</li><li>And a NEJM on whether hacking diabetes monitors and insulin pumps is a safe thing to do.</li></ul><p>Plus until the 12th of September, we have our Back to School NB Plus offer which you can find <a href="https://www.nbmedical.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p><p><b>References</p><p></b></p><p><a href="https://www.bmj.com/content/378/bmj-2022-071204" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BMJ Sweeteners</p><p></a><a href="https://www.bmj.com/content/378/bmj-2022-071230" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BMJ Vit D</p><p></a><a href="https://www.bmj.com/content/378/bmj-2022-071245" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BMJ Cod liver oil</p><p></a><a href="https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(22)01349-6/fulltext" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lancet autoimmune &amp; CVD risk</p><p></a><a href="https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(22)01545-8/fulltext" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lancet statins &amp; muscle pain</p><p></a><a href="https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2203913?query=featured_home" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NEJM Open-source automated insulin delivery systems</a></p>


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