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Colour-coded blood test results

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 | 2 Comments
The new One Touch Select Plus is the new meter from Lifescan features a neat 3-colour ‘Range Indicator’ that shows your test result to be blue, green or red indicating if you are low, in range or high. You can personalize these read more »

Healthy apps for diabetes care

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 | 0 Comments
A computer programme designed for a particular purpose, applications (apps) are downloaded onto Smart phones and might well improve your behaviours (if you bother to use them!). With a condition like diabetes with it’s specific needs, and the fact that so many numbers read more »

Diabetes Wellness Day North East

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation is working with Consultant Physician Dr Susan Jones, Lead Diabetes Nurse Lisa Specialist Doughty and the specialist diabetes team from the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust to put on another Diabetes Wellness Day. This year’s read more »

IDDT Diabetes Study Day East Midlands

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 | 0 Comments
The IDDT Diabetes Study Day has been confirmed to take place on Tuesday, 12th November, 2013, at the Kettering Park Hotel, Northamptonshire, NN15 6XT, from 9am to 4.30pm. Organised by the InDependent Diabetes Trust (IDDT), the charity which cares passionately about diabetes, this read more »

‘Bone broth’ is beneficial

Friday, May 17th, 2013 | 0 Comments
Chris Bates (pictured right) claims that ’bone broth’ is beneficial for everything from Crohn’s disease to diabetes, and that it also plumps up your skin as though you’d been using a fancy collagen cream. According to him, “Bone broths produce gelatin which read more »

Obesity and diabetes tsar appointed

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 | 0 Comments
Dr Jonathan Valabhji has been appointed the new National Clinical Director for obesity and diabetes for England. Karen Addington, Chief Executive of JDRF, commented on the appointment on behalf of the diabetes charity saying: “Dr Valabhji’s background as a clinician specialising in read more »

Giving voice to being heard

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 | 0 Comments
Zoe Scott was named the winner of this year’s Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes People’s Award. She had been inspired to develop an online community raising awareness of the psychological side of living with diabetes. Hedgie Pricks Diabetes was launched last year read more »

Huge regional variation in diabetes care

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 | 0 Comments
NHS Diabetes has called on healthcare providers to urgently address the regional variations highlighted by a report into diabetes care checks. In some parts of the country people with diabetes are up to four times more likely to have all nine essential care read more »

Quality in Care: Diabetes Awards

Friday, January 20th, 2012 | 0 Comments
Almost 60 examples of excellence and innovation in diabetes care were highlighted at the Quality in Care Diabetes Awards ceremony in November. Anna Morton, NHS Diabetes Director, who attended the event, says: “The awards have provided a unique platform to showcase good practice read more »

11% spent on diabetes care

Thursday, January 19th, 2012 | 0 Comments
NHS Diabetes has called for more investment in specialist diabetes care to reduce the estimated £600 million excess spend on treating diabetes in hospitals identified in a new report. The research, titled ‘Inpatient Care for People with Diabetes – The Economic Case for read more »