NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Diabetes

High strength insulins

Posted: November 09, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

Insulin glargine 300 units/ml (Toujeo®) for the treatment of type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults is not included in the GGC Adult Formulary as clinicians do not support inclusion.   There are significant c...

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Blood Glucose Testing

Posted: October 06, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

The MHRA has issued an alert on potential for incorrect reading wit...

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Medicines Update Primary Care September 2015

Posted: September 25, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - SIGN Diabetes Mental Health Dietetics Formulary Paediatrics Guidelines Update

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • New Epilepsy Guideline
  • Depression in Children and Young People
  • Bydureon® Device Change
  • Gluten Free Foods Formulary Update
  • Synonyms
  • TheiCal®

 

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Exenatide (Bydureon®) formulation change

Posted: August 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

The Bydureon® prolonged release (exenatide 2mg) vial & syringe delivery device is being withdrawn and will change to a pre-filled pen device. Exenatide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist prepared as a once weekly subc...

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SGLT2 inhibitors diabetic ketoacidosis risk

Posted: July 24, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

The MHRA published advice in June 2015 on the risks of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) with...

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Diabetes MCN Key Messages

Posted: July 17, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

July 2015   Concentrated insulins 2015 (higher strength insulin products - > 100units/ml) The Diabet...

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High strength insulin: safety update

Posted: May 28, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

Several new high strength insulin products are now on the market. Both Humalog Kwikpen® (insulin lispro) and Tresiba Flextouch® (insulin degludec; non-Formulary) are available as 100units/mL and 200units/mL. There are differences in the...

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Medicines Update Primary Care - March 2015

Posted: March 31, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes Formulary Prescribing Adrenaline

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Drugs issued outwith the practice
  • Prescribing drugs with similar names
  • Synonyms update
  • Insulin pen needles and lancets
  • Adrenaline for anaphylaxis

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Medicines Update Primary Care February 2015

Posted: February 27, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes Vaccines Mental Health Benzodiazepines MHRA Drug Safety Update Guidelines Update

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Drugs and driving - impaired ability to drive
  • Vaccination Programmes for patients in care homes
  • Yellow Card Scheme extended
  • ACWY Vax®
  • New Diabetes Guidelines
  • Nitrofurantoin Dosing and Preparation
  • Ivabradine Safety Update
  • Patient changing GP practice: deducting patients on a CMS prescription

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Diabetes: HbA1c as a diagnostic test

Posted: February 23, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

NHSGGC has adopted the WHO recommendation for the use of HbA1c as a diagnostic tool for diabetes. Guidance is included in the updated Read More...