Type 2 diabetes and sleep disorders to be explored in upcoming webinar
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23h ago
Healthcare professionals are invited to register for an online event looking at the identification and management of type 2 diabetes and sleep disorders. The webinar will explore the bidirectional relationship between type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea hypnoses syndrome (OSAHS). In addition, the virtual session will highlight the evidence behind poor quality and quantity sleep as an adverse cardiometabolic risk factor. Taking place on Thursday, April 25, between 7pm and 8pm, the webinar will be led by Dr Kevin Fernando – a partner of North Berwick Health Centre who has a special inte ..read more
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Leeds Beckett research helping people with type 2 diabetes
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23h ago
New research by Leeds Beckett University has helped improve an NHS programme to support people living with type 2 diabetes and obesity or overweight to lose weight, reduce the need for medication and achieve remission. Experts in the Obesity Institute at Leeds Beckett University led the £1.5 million study to evaluate the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission programme. Professor Louisa Ells, Co-Director of the Obesity Institute at Leeds Beckett University, explained: “Living with type 2 diabetes can significantly impact health and wellbeing, and it has been estimated that up to 5.5 millio ..read more
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Specialist structured education and support from diagnosis for people with type 1 diabetes can lead to improved blood sugar levels
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4d ago
New data presented today at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2024 has shown that the Scottish Type 1 Education Programme (STEP) equips people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes with skills to self-manage their condition. Keeping blood sugar (HbA1c) levels within a target range is crucial to help people living with type 1 diabetes stay healthy and reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications, such as heart attack and stroke. In Scotland, the national target for HbA1c levels – average blood sugar levels for the last two to three months – is below ..read more
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Community teams should encourage older people with diabetes to use CGM technology, expert claims
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4d ago
A consultant is calling for community diabetes teams to support older people living with the condition by showing them the benefits of continuous glucose monitoring. Dr Giuseppe Maltese, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology and Specialist in Geriatric Medicine at Surrey Downs Health and Care, outlined that older adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are less at risk of having hypoglycaemia if they are using a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device. During his presentation today at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference, Dr Maltese also highlighted that CGM can improve glycaemic contr ..read more
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New SGL2 inhibitors prescribing decision tool now available
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5d ago
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Temporary gut liner alternative to weight loss surgery shows sustained benefits for people with type 2 diabetes and obesity
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5d ago
New research presented today at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2024 reveals that the positive effects on weight loss and type 2 diabetes management of EndoBarrier treatment were sustained in most people two years after they had the device removed. EndoBarrier Treatment is a minimally invasive and non-permanent alternative to other methods of weight loss (bariatric) surgery. A range of treatment options are available for people with type 2 diabetes to manage blood sugar levels. This includes support to make changes to diet and physical activity, medications such as metformi ..read more
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Minimising weight regain associated with sustained type 2 diabetes remission, study suggests
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5d ago
Losing weight, and minimising weight regain, is associated with staying in type 2 diabetes remission for a long period of time, new research has indicated. Professor Roy Taylor, from Newcastle University, highlighted the importance of weight loss for achieving type 2 diabetes remission during his session today at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2024. Individuals signed up to intervention programmes, such as DiRECT, are less at risk of experiencing serious adverse events over five years, data has revealed. For those on the DiRECT programme who do not achieve remission, they are still li ..read more
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Latest data from NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme unveiled at DUKPC 2024
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5d ago
New figures have revealed that 27 per cent of people who finished the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme by December 2022 have achieved remission. Professor Jonathan Valabhji shared the unseen data today at the Diabetes Professional Conference 2024 at the ExCel Centre in London. A total of 710 people finished the programme and 450 completed it. Data has shown that 190 people who finished the programme achieved remission, while 145 who complete it achieved remission. People diagnosed with type 2 diabetes for under one year at the time of referral to the programme are significantly ..read more
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People with diabetes at heightened risk of depression, evidence shows
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5d ago
Depression is almost twice as common in people with diabetes than in the general population, research presented at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2024 has revealed. The findings – which were presented by Professor Richard Holt from the University of Southampton in the Arnold Bloom Lecture – suggest that people with diabetes are at risk of developing depression because of the psychological burden of the condition. Data has shown that 22 per cent of people living with type 1 diabetes have depression compared to 12 per cent of those with no diabetes. Meanwhile, 19 per cent of people livi ..read more
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Early intervention can prevent diabetic kidney disease, specialist says
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5d ago
People with type 2 diabetes at risk of cardio-renal complications are less likely to develop diabetic kidney disease if they are started on preventative treatment early, a consultant nephrologist claims. Speaking at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2024, Dr Andrew Frankel, Consultant Nephrologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, has said that diabetic kidney disease can be preventable if those at risk of cardio-renal complications are identified early. According to Dr Frankel, early recognition of people at risk means they can potentially be prescribed SGLT2 Inhibitors or GLP-1 ..read more
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