Monthly Archives: May 2014

Haemorrhoids

Haemorrhoids are enlarged vascular cushions (the vascular cushions are sections of fibrovascular tissue within the anal canal which help control continence by enlarging when needed to provide a firm seal). Internal haemorrhoids – stem from the superior rectal veins (not … Continue reading

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Self-testing in Type 2 diabetes

For those not on insulin, it’s not usually necessary. Exceptions include: For gliclazide users: Before driving in first three months of use Before driving long-term if a Type 2 vehicle licence holder Before driving long-term if hypoglycaemia unawareness (rare on … Continue reading

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