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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 […]
A new framework to help improve patient care including avoiding unnecessary amputations and deaths in people with diabetic foot disease has been published. The report, by a host of the main organisations who care for people with diabetic foot disease, aims to make sure patients with acute diabetic foot disease receive high quality care wherever they […]
Thousands to benefit as first wave of NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme national rollout is announced
Up to 100,000 people in England will be offered places on the world’s first nationwide programme to stop them developing Type 2 diabetes. Healthier You: the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme will start this year with a first wave of 27 areas covering 26 million people, half of the population, and making up to 20,000 places […]
An ex-security guard from Durham has beaten the threat of Type 2 diabetes by giving up the takeaways and beer that led him to have the ‘heart age of an 84 year old man’. Robert Routledge, of Ludworth, Durham, overhauled his life and lost 2 stone using the six month Just Beat It programme, one […]
As a new NHS England service specification is launched on diabetes transition, Newham’s DAWN scheme shows how the use of technology has led to successful results. A pilot scheme in Newham helping young people keep on top of their diabetes care has rolled out Skype appointments to all patients as part of a successful four year […]