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Almost 1,000 adults and children with type 1 diabetes have been given a potentially life-altering ‘artificial pancreas’ by the NHS in England as part of the first nationwide test into the effectiveness of this technology in the world. One century after the first diabetes patient was given insulin, around 35 NHS diabetes centres across the […]
Everyone living with type 1 diabetes will be eligible for lifechanging flash glucose monitors on the NHS, thanks to new guidance published today. The NHS Long Term Plan has already helped almost three in five people with Type 1 diabetes to access the monitors that allow people to check their glucose levels more easily and […]
Comment from Professor Jonathan Valabhji on a new study from the University of Cambridge, that finds people with type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of earlier health problems including cancer: NHS clinical director for diabetes and obesity, Professor Jonathan Valabhji, said: “This study is a stark reminder of the wider implications of Type 2 […]
Thousands of people have been spared Type 2 diabetes thanks to the world leading NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP), new research shows today. New data suggests that the healthy living programme resulted in a 7% reduction in the number of new diagnoses of Type 2 diabetes in England between 2018 and 2019, with around […]
Over 2,000 people with Type 2 diabetes have now improved their health through the NHS soups and shakes diet programme – with participants losing an average of 13kg (over two stone) in three months. From this month, thousands more will also get access to the programme as its early and life-changing success sees it being […]
People struggling to lose weight will now be offered help from their local high street pharmacy as part of the NHS’s radical action to tackle rising obesity levels and type 2 diabetes. Community pharmacy teams can now refer adults living with obesity, and other conditions, to the twelve-week online NHS weight management programme. People are […]
Half of NHS Type 1 diabetes patients in England are now benefiting from the use of “life-changing” flash monitors that allow them to check their glucose levels more easily and regularly, paving the way for more people to benefit. Health service chief executive Amanda Pritchard, patient groups and senior clinicians have welcomed the milestone, showing […]
People seeking NHS help to lose weight during the pandemic are on average five pounds heavier than those starting the programme during the previous three years, new NHS research has revealed. Extra weight, gained as people lived through the COVID pandemic, means people are at higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The study, published […]
Genetic testing on the NHS will spot a rare form of diabetes in thousands of people unaware they are living with the disease, alongside a new training scheme for staff. The test being rolled out across England can also spot whether people have passed the affected gene on to their children, while the health service […]
An ‘artificial pancreas’ designed to revolutionise the life of people with Type 1 diabetes will be provided by the NHS, 100 years after the discovery of insulin, health service chief executive Sir Simon Stevens announced today. Speaking at NHS Confederation’s conference this morning, Sir Simon said that up to 1,000 patients will benefit from a […]