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Monthly Archives: October 2016

NHS Wales recommends Tresiba basal insulin

28th October 2016

A specific type of long-acting basal insulin has now been recommended for use within NHS Wales, it has been announced.  The All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) has issued guidance stating ...

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Diabetes dance craze hits the UK

27th October 2016

A UK version of a dance craze which started in America to raise diabetes awareness has been launched. The Diabetes Dance Dare is encouraging people to post online short clips of themselves ...

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Type 1 schoolboy wins courage diabetes award

27th October 2016

A schoolboy has won a top award for his courage in dealing with his type 1 diabetes. Ben Ward, who was diagnosed aged one, scooped the Christopher Hall Award for A Child of Courage, organised by ...

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Diabetes amputation rates on the rise

26th October 2016

Scarborough in North Yorkshire and Mansfield in Nottinghamshire have the highest diabetes amputation rates in England, figures suggest. Both areas had 4.9 per 1,000 adults with diabetes, eight ...

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Diabetes NHS costs could hit £17 billion

25th October 2016

The future of the NHS is at risk because the cost of treating diabetes could hit £17 billion by 2035, health experts have warned. According to Public Health England there are currently 4.5 ...

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Isle of Wight prevention drive recognised

20th October 2016

The Isle of Wight’s NHS Trust has been recognised for helping to curb the type 2 diabetes epidemic. The trust was named in second place for its results in controlling type 2 diabetes ...

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The Diabetes Manager – WW2

20th October 2016

Abigail Kitt is a healthcare manager who has worked in the diabetes sector since 2004. Over the course of her career, she has built up knowledge in translating diabetes NHS policy into improving ...

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