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International guidance published on ‘overlooked’ older people with diabetes

International guidance published on ‘overlooked’ older people with diabetes

A leading professor has claimed older people with diabetes are being “let down” and “overlooked” by the system – prompting new international guidance outlining a ground-breaking model for how they should be treated. An International Position Statement on the Management of Frailty in Diabetes, which outlines a ground-breaking model for how to manage older people […]

30th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Dealing with a ‘life-changing’ consequence of diabetes

Dealing with a ‘life-changing’ consequence of diabetes

Latest statistics are showing 20 diabetes sufferers per day are now having a limb amputated as a consequence of their illness- and the figure is rising with the growing prevalence of the disease(*).   Almost four million people in Britain have diabetes- a figure predicted to increase by 25% in the next twenty years(*). Amputation […]

12th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Buckinghamshire diabetes patients flock to new website

Buckinghamshire diabetes patients flock to new website

Diabetes patients and their families in Buckinghamshire are flocking to a new website which was set up to give them a discussion forum for their views and ideas. The Improve Bucks Diabetes site was launched in June and within the first six weeks had received 1,500 visitors in a joint project run by the County […]

10th November 2015 | By | Reply More
Study finds depression and diabetes linked to higher risk of dementia

Study finds depression and diabetes linked to higher risk of dementia

People with type 2 diabetes and depression may be at higher risk of developing dementia and people with both conditions at even greater risk, according to research published in JAMA Psychiatry today (Wednesday 15 April 2015). Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle examined the records of 2.4 million Danish citizens, who were 50 […]

15th April 2015 | By | Reply More
Diabetes and depression linked to progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia

Diabetes and depression linked to progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia

People with Mild Cognitive Impairment who have diabetes, depression, or low levels of vitamin B12  are at an increased risk of progressing to dementia, according to research published in the American Journal of Psychiatry today (20 February 2015). Academics led by Professor Gill Livingston at University College London conducted a systematic review of 62 research […]

20th February 2015 | By | Reply More
Diabetes drugs may be the best available treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

Diabetes drugs may be the best available treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

Two type 2 diabetes drugs, lixisenatide and liraglutide, can protect the brains of mice from the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, finds a study published today in Neuropharmacology. The hope is that this could bring about a transformation in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease in the very near future, as the drugs used in the studies […]

4th November 2014 | By | Reply More
Latest surge in diabetes shows need to reinvest VAT on sugary drinks and fast food

Latest surge in diabetes shows need to reinvest VAT on sugary drinks and fast food

Responding to latest Health and Social Care Information Centre statistics showing a significant increase in diabetes prescriptions, Cllr Jonathan McShane of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “The sheer numbers of people with diabetes shows the very real need to help more of the population improve their diets and lead healthy lifestyles. Diabetes has a […]

12th August 2014 | By | Reply More
Diabetes trouble-shooter helps get patients the care they deserve

Diabetes trouble-shooter helps get patients the care they deserve

Diabetes trouble-shooter Maureen Chadwick is helping diabetes patients to get the care they deserve – with the launch of her business Diabetes Complete Care UK. Maureen decided to go it alone after 38 years of NHS nursing, ending up as one of only 30 Diabetes Nurse Consultants in the UK. The business offers everything from […]

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