Category Archives: Diabetes

British Medical Association warns NHS is a ticking time bomb

 British Medical Association warns NHS is a ticking time bomb A leading doctors’ union has warned that further NHS public health cuts could impact long-term conditions such as diabetes. The British Medical Association (BMA) claims the NHS is at “breaking … Continue reading

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Neuropathic patients with type 1 diabetes have higher risks of depression, study finds

A new study has found that neuropathy, which is caused by damage to nerves in the body’s lower extremities, is associated with depression in people with type 1 diabetes. According to researchers at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, in Toronto, depressive … Continue reading

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Mealtime delay affects blood sugar levels and body clock, researchers sugges

As a Diabetic, I can say this is very true, eating consistently at the same time every day, I always feel better. This article is from Diabetes UK. Delaying meals can affect the natural rhythm of sugar in the blood, … Continue reading

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Scrutiny of diabetes in Parliament

Known as the “queen of the select committees” for its power to both hold the expenditure of government bodies and departments to account and instil fear into those it questions, the Public Accounts Committee met on 16 November 2015. They … Continue reading

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Diabetes UK supports the need to tackle childhood obesity

Tuesday 11 October 2016  Three in five (60 per cent) of the most deprived boys in England are projected to be overweight or obese by 2020, compared to just one in six of the most affluent boys according to new … Continue reading

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Just two sugary drinks a day greatly increases diabetes risk, study shows

Swedish researchers surprised to find daily soft drink habit also increased likelihood of less common autoimmune diabetes Researchers from the Karolinska Institute studied levels of soft drink consumption in 2,874 Swedish adults and compared them with rates of diabetes. Photograph: … Continue reading

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3.8 million people in England aged over 16 had diabetes in 2015

New data from PHE reveals 3.8 million people in England aged over 16 had diabetes in 2015, around 9% of the adult population. The new Diabetes Prevalence Model, produced by the Public Health England (PHE) National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network (NCVIN) … Continue reading

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MHRA issue – Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump; risk of over or under infusion of insulin

Monday 05 September 2016  The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has advised that all users of the Accu-chek Insight insulin pump system should make sure they receive a copy of the manufacturers field safety notice (FSN) by their … Continue reading

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Reducing sugar in sugar-sweetened drinks could prevent 300,000 cases of Type 2 diabetes

A new study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal suggests that reducing sugar content in sugar sweetened drinks in the UK by 40 per cent over five years, without replacing them with any artificial sweeteners, could prevent 500,000 … Continue reading

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Diabetes UK survey raised in Parliament

A Diabetes UK commissioned survey, which found that three out of four British adults want food manufacturers to reduce the amount of saturated fat, salt and added sugar in foods to help people eat more healthily, was raised in Parliament. … Continue reading

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