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People living with diabetes face a significantly higher risk of dying with COVID-19 with a third of deaths in England associated with the condition, according to new NHS research. The health service in England has called on people with diabetes to access help available to them, including a new dedicated helpline and online tools to […]
Around two million people in England are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, the highest on record, according to new NHS figures. The new figures come as the NHS ramps up efforts to treat, prevent and even put the illness in remission, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. Latest stats show there […]
People finishing the world leading NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme have lost the equivalent weight of 43 ambulances. Around four million people in the UK live with type two diabetes, with diabetes and its complications costing the NHS more than £10 billion to treat every year. 89,604 people have now finished the programme, losing a combined […]
Nearly 30,000 people across the country with Type 1 diabetes have received life-changing diabetes monitors through the NHS Long Term Plan. The innovative device, which is the size of a £2 coin and worn on the arm, means people with Type 1 do not have to carry out multiple painful finger-prick checks to monitor their […]
Thousands of people who are at risk of Type 2 diabetes will receive digital support to prevent them developing the condition as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. In pilot schemes, offering convenient, 24/7 access to online advice significantly boosted the numbers taking up the flagship Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP). Almost seven in 10 […]
NHS advice will be offered online to people with type 2 diabetes to help them manage their condition via a first of its kind service. The new offer, will mean people with type 2 diabetes have evidence-based information and support available at the touch of a button, via an online portal, giving them convenient and […]
Patients who have completed the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) have lost almost 60,000kg between them. New figures show that the 17,000 people who attended most of the healthy living sessions lost an average of 3.4kg, over one kilogram more than originally predicted and a total of 59,000kg. The programme, which gives advice […]
Tens of thousands of patients with type 1 diabetes will benefit from life changing glucose monitors on the NHS from next month. NHS England today published the clinical guidance for the monitors, outlining funding arrangements for local health groups and the criteria for who qualifies for the technology. From April, the NHS will provide the […]
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 […]
Problem drinkers and smokers who end up in hospital will be helped by dedicated new services as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. As part of new NHS prevention measures, people who are alcohol dependent will be helped by new Alcohol Care Teams, while more than half a million patients who smoke, including pregnant […]