Monthly Archives: May 2016

Diabetes benefit altered for families

18th May 2016

The claiming process providing financial help for children with type 1 diabetes has been changed to “account for the needs of families” dealing with the condition.   Diabetes UK said ...

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Participants needed for type 2 survey

17th May 2016

Healthcare professionals and members of the public are being asked to take part in a major survey looking at type 2 diabetes. The aim of the Diabetes UK project is to find out what the biggest ...

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Major breakthrough in type 2 treatment

13th May 2016

A trial testing a pioneering type 2 diabetes treatment has been hailed as a major breakthrough. The two-year programme combined liraglutide with a latex tube, known as an Endobarrier device. A ...

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Medical alert over insulin pump device

13th May 2016

Users of a specific brand of insulin pump are being warned about a maintenance message which might affect the safety of the treatment. A small number of people who use the Accu-Chek Insight ...

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Junk food advert ban up for debate

13th May 2016

Banning junk food adverts aimed at children is being considered in a bid to reduce childhood obesity which is associated to type 2 diabetes.  Rules to restrict posters and online advertisements ...

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Diabetes award entry deadline looms

12th May 2016

Teams who have “improved services and outcomes” for people with diabetes have just one week to enter the Quality in Care Diabetes (QiC) awards. The programme recognises, rewards and ...

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Type 2 people at risk of liver disease

12th May 2016

People with type 2 diabetes are at greater risk of serious liver disease than those without the condition, according to a study. Over a 10 year period research teams from the Universities of ...

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Ninjabetic – Hospital care improves

10th May 2016

I seem to have racked up a fair few hospital admissions in my 14 years of living with type 1 diabetes. Although this is not something that I am proud of (many of these admissions were due to my ...

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