Recent articles of interest

Bariatric Surgery versus Intensive Medical Therapy in Obese Patients with Diabetes. N Engl J Med 2012; 366:1567-1576

Bariatric Surgery versus Conventional Medical Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes. N Engl J Med 2012; 366:1577-1585

Acute headache and visual field defect. BMJ 2012;344:e2229

Diagnosis and management of primary hyperparathyroidism. BMJ 2012;344:e1013

Out-of-Hospital Administration of Intravenous Glucose-Insulin-Potassium in Patients With Suspected Acute Coronary Syndromes. JAMA 2012; doi: 10.1001/jama.2012.426

Metformin and insulin versus insulin alone for type 2 diabetes

BMJ 2012;344:e1771

“The researchers say the combination leads to better blood sugar control, less weight gain and less need for insulin. However, they also suggest that more trials are needed to provide firm evidence about the long term benefits and harms of the combination and specifically about the risks of premature death.” – BMJ Press Release

Second Fylde Coast Diabetes Care Conference: 20th June 2012



10.00 Until 4.30pm

The Diabetes Team at Blackpool Teaching Hospital are delighted to invite you to the second Fylde Coast Diabetes Care Conference on the 20th June 2012.

We hope that GP’s, Nurses and Hospital Doctors from the Fylde and beyond will join us for a day of presentations and discussions led by National, Regional and Local specialists in Diabetes Care.

The Conference will be held in the Post Graduate Education Centre at Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool. Please note that dedicated additional parking will be available at Blackpool Zoo with an easy access into the hospital site.

Full details of the programme is attched to this email, please secure the time in your diaries now.

Kindest Regards

Dr M Elrishi
Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology

North West Endocrine Society Clinical Meeting: Friday 25th May 2012

Dear Colleagues

This is just to inform you that the next North West Endocrine Society clinical meeting will take place on Friday 25th May 2012 at Salford Royal Foundation trust (formerly Hope Hospital), Salford


Please see the Meeting flyer for the programme.

We encourage you to send in abstracts for the meeting. The deadline for abstract submission is 1st May 2012.


The North West Endocrine Society Committee