When you consider that there are now 3.7 million people with diabetes in the UK and that another 700,000 people are expected to be added to this total by the end of the decade, it is self-evident that, for the good of the nation’s health, we need to deliver excellent diabetes care.
Fabian Hamilton MP wins Diabetes UK Parliamentary Champion Award
Preston Mum Angela Allison, winner of the Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes People’s Award last week (Wednesday 17 November), was inspired to develop a website after her 10-year-old daughter Claudia was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Spurred by the battles she and her husband Donald have faced since Claudia’s diagnosis on May 1 2008, and inspired by friends with diabetes, Angela set up Diabetes Power (diabetespower.org.uk), an online forum for other parents and children living with diabetes to share experiences.
Diabetes UK announces funding of C-peptide study
Representatives from Diabetes UK and Adrian Sanders MP (Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes) met with the Transport Minister, Mike Penning MP, recently to raise concerns about changes to rules on driving with diabetes.
Barbara Young, Chief Executive at Diabetes UK, said this:
Diabetes UK warns: it’s not simply about being overweight
Diabetes UK respond to a recent report on diabetes in mice.
Better ways of preventing foot problems in dialysis patients with diabetes could reduce the 100 or so associated amputations that take place every week in the UK, according to Diabetes UK-funded research being presented this week at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Lisbon.
Diabetes UK launches checklist of 15 ‘must have’ services to stay healthy
Diabetes UK comment on Harvard report that red meat is linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes
Natasha Marsland, Diabetes UK Clinical Advisor, said: "This is a very small study carried out only in rats. We would need to see the same effects in humans before drawing any conclusions as to potential benefits to people with Type 2 diabetes, or those trying to avoid weight gain.
Diabetes UK: “This decision means more people will needlessly lose their sight. We pressed hard to make this treatment available on the NHS and we will campaign for NICE to reconsider its decision. The cost of looking after people with sight loss far outweighs the cost of Lucentis treatment, let alone the human cost.
Leading health charity Diabetes UK warns that more than 85 per cent of children and young people with diabetes (20,000)1 in England and Wales risk amputation and blindness in later life unless urgent steps are taken to help improve their diabetes management.
Dr Iain Frame, Director of Research at leading health charity Diabetes UK, said: “This study confirms that Type 2 diabetes is an increasing global problem. Although this study shows the prevalence of diabetes in the UK is lower than most other developed countries.
An analysis of data from previously published studies indicates that intensive-dose statin therapy is associated with an increased risk of new-onset diabetes compared with moderate-dose therapy, according to a study in the June 22/29 issue of JAMA.
Nearly one million people1 in the UK could be risking their health and experiencing emotional distress by keeping their diabetes a secret according to a survey by leading health charity Diabetes UK.
An audit by the charity Diabetes UK has revealed over 200 diabetes specialist nurse (DSN) positions are unfilled2 - twice the figure reported in 2009.
Diabetes UK: Artificial pancreas promise for common diabetes complication
Diabetes UK comment on National Bariatric Surgery Registry report
Diabetes UK: Sleeping badly increases risk of eye disease in people with diabetes
Diabetes UK: findings from the 2010 National Diabetes Inpatient
Diabetes UK: Four in ten diabetic hospital patients experience medication errors by NHS staff
Diabetes UK: People with diabetes 70% more likely to die from liver disease
Diabetes UK response to degludec research published in The Lancet