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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 »

Diabetes UK: Learning Zone opens

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 | 0 Comments
Diabetes UK has launched a self-management education platform called Learning Zone, which aims to help people understand more about diabetes and how to manage it. There are 3.7 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK − about 90% of which are read more »

Diabetes UK’s new Learning Zone opens

Monday, October 22nd, 2018 | 0 Comments
Diabetes UK has launched a self-management education platform called Learning Zone, which aims to help people understand more about diabetes and how to manage it. There are 3.7 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK − about 90% of which are read more »

Clearer food labelling influences spend says Diabetes UK

Thursday, June 14th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Six-in-ten people would be more likely to buy food from an eating establishment that provided traffic light labelling on menus and packaging, a poll from Diabetes UK has revealed. The survey of 2,121 UK adults, carried out by ComRes showed that the read more »

Diabetes UK new nutrition guidelines

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Diabetes UK, has published new nutrition guidelines to help people with diabetes and those at risk of Type 2 diabetes to better manage their diet. The evidence-based guidelines, reflect recent research advances and provide nutrition recommendations to better enable healthcare professionals in read more »

£40m NHS Transformation Funding for Diabetes

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 | 0 Comments
The NHS’s CEO Simon Stevens announced at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference held last week in London that £40m will be available for the second year of transformation funding. Chris Askew, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK commented, “We’d hoped to have confirmation read more »

FreeStyle Libre postcode lottery? Check your area

Friday, February 23rd, 2018 | 0 Comments
Before people in your area can get flash technology (FreeStyle Libre) on prescription, your local NHS leaders need to agree their own policies. Frustratingly, this will mean that the situation is different depending on where you live. Diabetes UK does not want read more »
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