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Talking About Diabetes (TAD) goes on tour

Friday, May 24th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Talking About Diabetes (TAD) is a series of conferences that have been set up by three endocrinologists, Professor Peter Hindmarsh (who last year won the Daily Mail NHS Health Hero award), Dr Catherine Peters and Dr Partha Kar. Dr Peters, a consultant read more »

Insulin in the event of no-deal Brexit

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | 0 Comments
Diabetes charities call on the government to provide concrete detail on access to insulin in the event of no-deal Brexit. In a joint statement, Diabetes UK and JDRF have said that, without more detail, they cannot say a no-deal Brexit will be read more »

Feet First urged in National Feet Week

Monday, May 20th, 2019 | 0 Comments
National Feet Week is taking place (13- 20 May) with the aim of encouraging people of all ages to prioritise foot health, the way they would book regular check-ups at the dentist or optician. Everyone with diabetes should be getting an annual read more »

Type 2s off script

Friday, May 17th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Researchers from the National Centre for Drug Adherence Testing (NCAT) at Leicester’s Hospitals, together with colleagues at the University of Leicester, took urine samples from 228 patients taken at their annual diabetes review. The urine samples were screened for 60 different medicines used read more »

Input JDRF Fusion June 2019

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Taking place on 1st June 2019 in Birmingham, this is an event for adults with T1D to chat with people with similar interests, listen to talks and exchange ideas. The day will include an opening address by actor/comedian Jon-Sel Gourkan and a talk read more »

Diabetes UK: Access to Abbott’s ‘Flash’ sensor technology, an update

Monday, May 13th, 2019 | 0 Comments
From 1st April 2019, Abbott’s flash glucose monitoring (the FreeStyle Libre sensor) should be available on prescription across the UK to everyone who meets the NHS criteria, no matter where you live. This is a huge step forward for people with Type 1 read more »

T2 diagnosis every 3 minutes

Friday, May 10th, 2019 | 0 Comments
To mark the start of NHS England’s Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week, which ran 1-7 April, Diabetes UK released new analysis that showed that one person is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every three minutes in England and Wales. Just over 200,000 people read more »

American action – News from across the Atlantic

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 | 0 Comments
With five times the population and ten times the cases of diabetes, what goes on in the US is often of interest, sometimes leading to impact in the UK too, eventually. Here is a recent round up of some interesting news items read more »

Kaleido UK launch

Monday, May 6th, 2019 | 0 Comments
At the end of April ViCentra announced the UK launch of its Kaleido insulin pump system, which it says is the smallest, lightest and most flexible pump of its kind, combining the freedom of a patch pump with the versatility of a read more »

JDRF UK’s CEO Karen Addington on her 40th ‘diaversary’

Friday, May 3rd, 2019 | 0 Comments
In her 40th ‘diaversary’ story, Karen Addington, CEO of JDRF UK, looks back at her life since diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes. She says, “This diagnosis story is my attempt to explain why I work in the field of Type 1 diabetes research. read more »