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Type 2 diabetes costing NHS £8.8bn each year

20Oct

It is estimated that 600,000 people in the UK have Type 2 diabetes but have yet to be diagnosed. Including the undiagnosed, that’s around 4 million people in the UK alone. And since 1996, the number of people with diabetes … Continue reading

  

Diabetes! It’s time to get serious

3Mar

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In the last decade the number of people living with type 2 diabetes has increased by a staggering 60% Shockingly around 2.6 million people in Britain suffer from Type 2 Diabetes. A third of people who have this disease don’t … Continue reading

  

Type 2 Diabetes doesn’t discriminate for Age

2Oct

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The news of an obese 3 year old from Texas being the youngest patient ever with type 2 diabetes is shocking indeed. She reached the weight of 5 ½ stone and developed symptoms of extreme thirst and excess urination after … Continue reading

  

Easy ways to stay healthy when you retire

24Sep

Dealing with the changes that come with finishing work and having a lot more time on your hands sounds easy, but it can be damaging for a lot of people who aren’t prepared for making the transition from having to … Continue reading

  

Diabetes increases risk of head and neck cancers

29Jul

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People with diabetes are at ‘significantly’ greater risk of developing head and neck cancer, according to new research. The study discovered that groups of patients with diabetes are almost 50 per cent more likely to develop the disease compared to … Continue reading

  

How to Control Diabetes with Exercise

29Jul

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Diabetes is a disease that can progress with time if not properly controlled. It’s a constant vigil: You have to exercise regularly. You must avoid eating food rich in sugar today, tomorrow, and the day after that for as long as … Continue reading

  

Huge regional variation in patients having diabetes care checks

14Jun

Younger patients less likely to have all checks, new figures show Diabetes patients are up to four times more likely to have all their essential care checks depending on where they live in England and Wales, new figures reveal. Today’s … Continue reading

  

Aggressive pre-diabetes approach needed

11Jun

An “early and aggressive” approach to people on the cusp of developing Type 2 diabetes is justified to reduce cases of the disease, a study suggests. People with “pre-diabetes” have higher than normal blood sugar which has not yet reached … Continue reading

  

Diabetes drug in draft guidance from NICE

19Oct

A drug used to treat type 2 diabetes has been recommended for use in triple therapies for those unable to use the current method. Exenatide is currently administered once a week as a long acting medication. This guidance suggests that … Continue reading

  

Science shows a jog a day keeps the doctor away

13Oct

Exercise could be used to prevent or even treat a whole range of physical and mental health conditions, according to research revealed by eminent scientists at a London conference today. The findings of scientific research were presented to a packed … Continue reading

  

New free scheme launched called New Medicine Service (NMS)

4Oct

A new scheme funded by the NHS has been launched for those prescribed a new medication for an pre-existing, long-term condition or when newly diagnosed. The initiative is based around consultations with your local pharmacist to support you over the … Continue reading

  

Increase in Limb Amputations for People with Type 2 Diabetes

29Dec

The number of people in England having a limb amputated due to type-two diabetes has risen dramatically, a study has shown. In the last 9 years, below-ankle amputations doubled to more than 2,000, and major amputations increased by 43%! For … Continue reading