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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 […]
Thousands of people set to access diabetes and obesity prevention services through the touch of a button
NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK have teamed up with leading companies from the tech sector as the battle against obesity and Type 2 diabetes goes digital. More than 5,000 people are expected to benefit from a pilot project, which will see five companies and eight areas of the country test drive a […]
Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves in the latest step of the NHS plan to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has announced a 250 calorie limit on confectionary sold in hospital canteens, stores, vending machines and […]
The head of NHS England, Simon Stevens, has announced 13 new areas are now live and ready to offer a leading NHS prevention programme to patients identified at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Wave 2 of the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is part of a wider package of measures to support people […]
To mark Diabetes Week, NHS England has produced the following short animation, following a fictional character’s journey on discovering he was at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Please note: Due to an issue with YouTube you may not be able to view closed captions on this embedded video. To view with closed captions please […]
The NHS is today (Friday) stepping up the battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth decay by announcing that sugary drinks will be banned in hospital shops beginning from next year unless suppliers voluntarily take decisive action to cut their sales over the next 12 months. NHS England is announcing that leading retailers have agreed to […]
50,000 more people at risk of Type 2 diabetes will be offered tailored support to avoid the potentially life-threatening condition. In an expansion of a pioneering NHS programme, tens of thousands of people will be offered education and lifestyle coaching to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes. This forms part of a package of […]
England’s Chief Nurse urges people with newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes to respect their condition but ‘not let it define them’
England’s Chief Nursing Officer has urged young people newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes to respect their condition and ‘not to let it define them’. Jane Cummings was 19 when she was diagnosed with Type 1 and has needed to inject insulin several times a day ever since. For World Diabetes Day she is aiming to […]
The USA and England have joined forces on two films for healthcare professionals to show how they are reducing the combined 90million people living in their countries collectively who are on-track to develop Type 2 diabetes. Top experts from both sides of the Atlantic shared tactics to reduce the 86 million Americans and 5million people […]
First 10 sites of Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme ready to make referrals in coming weeks
Thousands of people at high risk of Type 2 diabetes in ten areas will start to benefit from the first ever national NHS diabetes prevention programme in the next few weeks. The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme launched in April and up to 100,000 people a year will benefit from it by 2020 and […]