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Nothing Beats a Blood Test (part 2)

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Is blood glucose monitoring still relevant? It seems to me that it very much is. As mentioned previously, not everyone yet has access to glucose monitoring sensors, so there are plenty of reasons to blood test. By Sue Marshall As well as whatever read more »

Hypo Awareness Week – take the quiz!

Friday, September 27th, 2019 | 0 Comments
Hypo Awareness Week starts on Monday 30th September. You’ll know the feeling – trembling, sweating, cranky. But what about the people around you? Would they be able to spot the symptoms, so that they could help you out if needed? This Hypo read more »

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 »
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