Diabetes

NHS to give therapy for harmful social media as part of plan to tackle rare eating disorder

Hundreds of people will receive therapy to counteract the impact of harmful social media, as part of a new NHS service for the rare eating disorder diabulimia. Patients will be coached to deal with unrealistic body images amid increasing concerns about the potential damage social media can have on young peoples’ mental health. Diabulimia is […]

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NHS Chief hails scheme to help footy fans to slim down

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has today backed a scheme that lets overweight football fans train at their club’s stadium, encouraging them to get fit and live a healthier, more active life. Five clubs from the English Football League Trust are already taking part in the Football Fans in Training (FFIT) programme, first run […]

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Every NHS hospital in England to cut sugary drinks sales

Every NHS hospital has agreed to cut sales of sugary drinks on their premises as part of NHS England action to curb rising levels of obesity. All 227 trusts across England have pledged to reduce sales of sugar-sweetened drinks to 10% or less of their total drinks sales. Growing numbers of hospitals have signed up […]

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Flagship NHS Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme exceeds expectations as patients shed the weight of 15 double cheese burgers

More than half of overweight patients who routinely attended sessions on the NHS Type 2 diabetes prevention programme achieved an average weight loss equivalent to nearly 15 double cheese burgers, new data has revealed. So far well over 50% of people have completed the flagship scheme after attending at least eight support sessions over a […]

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Sugary drinks face NHS ban if action is not taken

Sugary drinks will be further removed from NHS canteens, shops and vending machines during 2018. The NHS is taking action on sugar, with almost two thirds of NHS trusts now signed up to a voluntary scheme to reduce sales of sugary drinks to 10 per cent or less of sold beverages. Some NHS Trusts have […]

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NHS diabetes prevention programme exceeds expectations and more than 110,000 people ‘at risk’ offered help

A flagship NHS diabetes prevention scheme has succeeded in signing up significantly more people than expected according to a comprehensive progress report published today (20 December) in leading academic health journal, Diabetic Medicine. The report which is co-authored by experts from NHS England, Public Heath England and the charity Diabetes UK, charts the positive impact […]

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