This case report describes a substantial reduction in serum insulin concentrations using surgical excision of the single injection site after a severe overdose of insulin glargine and insulin aspart. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons. “
“Views of young people with type 1 diabetes are vital in developing quality services and improving health-related quality of life (HRQoL), yet research on their lifestyle and use of web and mobile technology
to support their condition and in non-health related areas is sparse. The aim of this research was to develop an insight into young BTK activity people’s current use of web and mobile technology and its potential impact on HRQoL by constructing an in-depth picture of their day-to-day experiences, exploring how they made use of technology in their lives and in relation to their condition and treatment – then, building something to help them. Data were collected by semi-structured, in-depth qualitative interviews (n=9) of young people with type 1 diabetes and aged 18–21 years. Interviews were transcribed and loaded onto NVivo for theme identification. Data analysis was also undertaken during initial interviews (n=4) to locate potential ideas for technical development. Latter interviews (n=5) assisted in the iterative sociotechnical Selleck Dabrafenib design process. Three suggestions for improvement were taken forward
for prototyping with one – an alcohol education guide – being developed into a clinically approved app. This article documents the procedures and sociotechnical design principles involved in the creation of a patient-centric app. It provides an innovative example of how education with the aim of improving Adenosine HRQoL can be designed in a way which meets the needs of a particular group and values and encourages their input to assist in the creative process, while at the same time conforming to clinical guidelines. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons. “
“An accurate and valid district diabetes register is needed to identify people with diabetes. Quality assurance of such a register is vital to deliver high-standard patient care. We report the findings of a methodical process of validation of the Wolverhampton District Diabetes Register
(WDDR) post extraction of information from general practitioner (GP) databases, and propose an algorithm for resolving any disparity between the two data registers. Historic diabetes register data were matched with GP databases; discrepancies were checked with GP practices and updated on the WDDR. Unidentifiable people were subject to demographic checks with the Demographic Batch Service (DBS). DBS information was used to identify patients by contacting them directly or by contacting their GP practices. Diagnostic discrepancies were corrected by biochemical checks or identifying coding errors in the GP database. Of 2565 people unmatched with GP databases, 2380 had an identifiable GP. After checking with GP practices, 1244 (48.5%) were identified to have coding errors, 61 (2.