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EXCLUSIVE: NHS England invites diabetes funding bids

An application process to access £44m to improve diabetes care has been opened by NHS England.

Funding is available for structured education, improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets, introducing new or expanding multi-disciplinary footcare teams (MDFTs) as well as setting up or expanding diabetes inpatient specialist nursing services (DISNs). To read more, click here.

DKA and SGLT-2 statement issued

The increased risk of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes from SGLT-2 inhibitors has been highlighted by a leading body of diabetes consultants. To read more, click here

The Big Interview – INPUT’s Lesley Jordan

Lesley Jordan is the chief executive of INPUT, which is a charity that helps people with diabetes gain access to technology and support from the NHS.

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Scotland’s £10m insulin pump and CGM fund

A £10m fund to provide more insulin pumps to people with diabetes living in Scotland has been announced.

It will also be used to fund more continuous glucose monitoring equipment as part of a five-year package of funding announced by the Scottish government to help improve care for people with the condition in the country.

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Diabetes champion sought for parkrun

An organisation which stages hundreds of 5k runs across the UK every weekend is recruiting a diabetes champion.

The voluntary role would help parkrun UK work on plans to increase awareness of the Saturday and Sunday morning runs for people living with diabetes.

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