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Type 1 people should get structured education – NICE

Adults with type 1 diabetes should be offered education classes to help them manage their condition, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

The classes, which are normally for those with type 2, cover diet advice, weight loss, exercise and information about medicines. To read more, click here

Childhood obesity strategy slammed by campaigners

The Government’s long-awaited childhood obesity strategy has been unveiled by Public Health England (PHE).

The plan includes a voluntary target to cut sugar in children’s food and drink by 20 per cent and a drive for primary school children to exercise daily for an hour. To read more, click here.

£3m to find diabetic neuropathy pain relief

A grant of £3m has been been given to a world-leading diabetes team to find the best treatment for people with diabetic neuropathy. 

Currently, healthcare professionals are unclear about the best treatment pathway for those with the condition. To read more, click here

The Big Interview – Professor Kamlesh Khunti

Professor Kamlesh Khunti, the co-founder of the Leicester Diabetes Centre, tells The Diabetes Times his thoughts on the importance of early diagnosis and what he thinks of diabetes care in the UK. To read the interview, click here.

Innovation funds to boost child diabetes management

A team from University Hospitals of Leicester and the Children and Young People’s East Midlands Diabetes Network (CYPEMDN) has been selected to be part of a £1.5 million innovation programme.

The Innovating for Improvement initiative has been created by the Health Foundation, which is an independent healthcare charity. To read more, click here