Nice Type 1 diabetes in adults (NG17)

 In Clinical Guidelines, NICE guidelines

Type 1 diabetes affects over 370,000 adults in the UK and it results from destruction of the cells that normally make insulin.

Type 1 diabetes is treated by insulin replacement therapy, which aims to recreate normal fluctuations in circulating insulin concentrations.

Topics updated from the 2004 guideline include:

  • Diagnosing type 1 diabetes
  • Structured education programmes
  • Insulin preparations and regimens
  • Needle length for insulin injections
  • New technologies for glucose monitoring and insulin delivery
  • Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease


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