Facebook icon Twitter icon Forward icon

‘Inspirational’ work praised at awards

Innovative diabetes care was showcased and commitment at the “clinical coalface” was rewarded at this year’s QiC Diabetes awards.

The finalists, picked from more than 60 entries, attended the fifth annual awards ceremony at Sanofi’s UK headquarters in Guildford last night.

A total of 14 prizes were given out as part of the programme, which recognises, rewards and shares good practice in diabetes management, education and care. To read more, click here.

Jamie calls for clearer fizzy drinks labelling

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has called for “clarity” on fizzy drinks labelling as part of his sugar tax campaign.

The TV cook called for sugar content to be shown in teaspoons on drinks and also urged Prime Minster David Cameron to be “brave” and stand up to junk food bosses.

He made the calls while giving evidence to the House of Commons’ Health Committee, telling MPs a tax on sugar would be the “single most important” change that could be made. To read more, click here.

Diabetes survey reveals ‘care in crisis’

Almost 40 per cent of people with diabetes believe the NHS has “worsened” since the £1.1bn health service reforms, according to a new survey.

Around 2.5 million people with the condition have not received high-quality structured education despite, the risk of serious complications. This has been shown in a wide-sweeping report laying bare the state of diabetes care in England.

The InDependent Diabetes Trust’s (IDDT) report, ‘Diabetes 2015: Care in Crisis’, based on a survey of more than 15,000 people, has revealed that nearly 40 per cent were not given appropriate advice and information about diet and exercise at the time of diagnosis. To read more, click here.

Type 2 screening needs ‘reviewing’

The process for screening for type 2 diabetes or those at high risk of the condition needs “careful re-evaluation”, according to the first study on the effectiveness of testing methods.

Diabetes screening has been advocated, yet information on the response and diagnostic rates of different screening strategies is not available.

But researchers have now found that ‘multi-step’ programmes lead to more people responding to screening invitations and the number of those needing a final test for a definite diagnosis being reduced. To read more, click here.

Ninjabetic – diabetes burnout

This morning I woke up feeling very happy. So happy in fact that it felt very alien to me and I realised that this isn’t the norm, not at the moment anyway. To read more, click here.