Diabetes Care Services

Diabetes glucose monitors ‘available to thousands more’

Diabetes glucose monitors 'available to thousands more' Science Photo Library The glucose monitoring device works via a sensor attached to the skin, allowing people to check their blood sugar levels Wearable glucose monitors will be made available to tens of thousands more people with type 1 diabetes from April 2019, NHS England has announced. Its decision comes after an investigation found patients in some areas of the country were being denied access to the device. It reduces the need for finger-prick blood tests and [...]

Overwhelming public support for sugar and calorie reduction

Overwhelming public support for sugar and calorie reduction. A survey from Public Health England (PHE) found that around 9 in 10 people support the government working with the food industry to make food healthier. A new survey from Public Health England (PHE) shows overwhelming public support for reducing sugar and calories in everyday foods. The survey, carried out by Ipsos MORI, found around 9 in 10 people support the government working with the food industry (manufacturers, supermarkets and the eating out of home sector) to make [...]

Sharp rise in Type 2 diabetes in young people

Sharp rise in Type 2 diabetes in young people. A recent Sky News report has noted that more than 700 people under 25 were treated for the disease in England and Wales during 2016-17 and 78.6% of them were obese. More than 700 people under 25 were treated for Type 2 diabetes in 2016-17 A leading dietitian has demanded action from parents, ministers and the food industry after figures showed the number of young people being treated for Type 2 diabetes rose 41% [...]

Health risk for women who work night and day shifts

Health risk for women who work night and day shifts: intermittent schedule puts them at especially at risk with type 2 diabetes, Harvard Study Warns. The new Harvard research is a study of 150,000 nurses over 15 years They found a person's work schedule can hamper the body's resilience and control over blood sugar levels Night shifts are damaging, but particularly if a woman works an erratic mix of night and day shifts Women who work an erratic mixture of day and night [...]

Global insulin demands to skyrocket by more than 20% in 12 years

Global insulin demands to skyrocket by more than 20% in 12 years. Global insulin demands are set to skyrocket by more than 20% over the next 12 years as more people battle type 2 diabetes. Obesity epidemic is causing rates of type 2 diabetes to surge across the world 79million people will need insulin by 2030 but around half won't be able to get it Only option is for access to the life-saving hormone to be dramatically improved Stark warning comes via study in [...]