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Calorie labelling cop out?

Friday, September 13th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Diabetes UK has called for the Government not to water down plans to introduce mandatory calorie labelling in restaurant, cafe and takeaway chains, which could result in just 0.3% of businesses in England adopting the proposed legislation. The Government’s original plans for calorie read more »

New information ‘scripts’ from Diabetes UK

Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 0 Comments
A new tool designed to help healthcare professionals boost referrals to patient education courses for people with diabetes has been announced by Diabetes UK and Kent and Medway STP. The new ‘Improving your diabetes knowledge’ Information Prescription has been developed as part of read more »

T1D networks to get more funding

Monday, June 3rd, 2019 | 0 Comments
A network of British scientists, backed by Diabetes UK and JDRF, has been working together to conduct clinical trials to find new treatments that will stop or prevent Type 1 diabetes. With renewed funding, the network will continue for a further three 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 »

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 »

A tenth of people over 40 have Type 2 diabetes

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 | 0 Comments
One in ten people over 40 in the UK is now living with a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, according to new analysis released by Diabetes UK. The new figures show that there are 3.8 million people living with a diagnosis of read more »

The NHS Long Term Plan

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 | 0 Comments
The NHS Long Term Plan document was published in January outlining the direction of the NHS over the coming years. Speaking about it at the time, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said, “The NHS has been marking its 70th anniversary, and read more »

Diabetes UK contests NHS ‘save money’ proposals

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 | 0 Comments
NHS England is consulting on whether to advise Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to restrict the prescription of glucose testing strips for people with Type 2 diabetes. It may also restrict insulin pen needles for all people with diabetes over a certain price read more »

Tell us what’s in your food!

Monday, February 4th, 2019 | 0 Comments
According to a survey commissioned by Diabetes UK, three in five (61%) of UK adults say they find it difficult to access nutritional information when eating out. The charity is calling on the ‘out-of-home’ sector to recognise their responsibility to help consumers read more »

Just one more injection – get your flu jab done!

Saturday, November 24th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Don’t forget to get your flu jab done if you have not done so already, in time for this year’s flu season. According to Diabetes UK, 1 in 3 under-65s with diabetes missed out on vital flu jab last winter, putting themselves read more »