Monthly Archives: April 2015

Diabetes in schools – legal information – England

The laws relating to looking after children with diabetes in school in the UK vary depending on the particular nation. The following is a summary of the relevant legislation and guidance in each nation. The Equality Act 2010 (England, Scotland … Continue reading

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Diabetes in schools – legal information – Scotland

The laws relating to looking after children with diabetes in school in the UK vary depending on the particular nation. The following is a summary of the relevant legislation and guidance in each nation. The Equality Act 2010 (England, Scotland … Continue reading

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Diabetes – 15 healthcare essentials

What care can you expect? As well as looking after yourself, everyone with diabetes can get a range of free healthcare services. The 15 healthcare essentials (PDF, 65KB) are the essential health checks and services that everyone with diabetes – … Continue reading

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2015 is gradually evolving into the year of the artificial pancreas.

An artificial pancreas uses man-made technology to mimic the way a normal pancreas works, with recent developments marking further excitement for people with type 1 diabetes. Earlier this month, it was announced that Medtronic – the market leader in insulin … Continue reading

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Why aren’t people with diabetes getting the emotional support they need?

A recent survey found that, out of 2,741 people with diabetes who needed emotional support, 2,072 didn’t receive it. The implication is clear: the emotional impact of diabetes isn’t considered important. But it is. Of course it is, just as … Continue reading

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Britain’s Health Research and Development Dilemma

We are known as the most generous nation in the world, but have you ever wondered why?   There are over 160,000 charities in the UK, also the largest concentration in the world. I believe that the generosity of the British … Continue reading

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Researchers identify the TBK1 gene as a cause of inherited MND

Research published in Nature Neuroscience on 24 March 2015 by Dr Jochen Weishaupt (Ulm University) and colleagues identifies mutations in the TBK1 gene as a cause of both inherited MND and frontotemporal dementia in Germany and Sweden. The majority of … Continue reading

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MND Funded Research

The MND Association funds a number of healthcare research projects that aim to increase quality of life. These projects aim to increase the quality of life of people living with MND. A selection of our most recent healthcare projects are … Continue reading

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New research partnership to tackle degenerative conditions

Funding for innovative research projects to tackle degenerative conditions has been awarded by four medical research charities (including the MS Society) and the British Council. We are co-funding a 3-year myelin repair project costing £405,000. The project is one of … Continue reading

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Positive stem cell trial results for relapsing remitting MS

New results suggest that haematopoietic stem cell therapy (HSCT) may be able to reverse disability progression in some people with relapsing remitting MS. These now need to be tested in larger, randomised trials. In MS, the protective coating around nerve … Continue reading

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