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- By: Jessie Colquhoun
A sugar cube tumbles down our cover this month, alluding to two of our Education articles that look at diabetes. Diabetes is always something I have to approach as though I’ve never learnt about it before. The only thing I ever remember is how badly managed diabetes is, and I recently read a worrying article entitled “Diabetes causes more amputations than landmines” in the Times (www.timesonline.co.uk, 8 Dec). In this month’s Student BMJ you can read about the hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state (http://student.bmj.com/issues/09/02/education/66.php) and urine dipstick tests in outpatient clinics (http://student.bmj.com/issues/09/02/education/68.php).
The UK medical school curriculum is under review until the end of March. You could trawl through the 50 page, 176 point, draft of Tomorrow’s Doctors or you could just read this month’s news feature. Laura James has artfully summarised the debate in 800 words. Even if you are not a UK student this is something we would like your