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  • 6Sep

    Highlights from the NHS Expo 2018

    Getting patients involved in developing patient information, self-management tools and the transformation of care were common themes at this year’s NHS Expo in Manchester, where PIF exhibited with the support of our partners TextHelp. A showcase for innovation, Expo’s gaze was on digital change and the use of patient data, but the focus was also on two major…

  • 23Aug

    New online support site for people with Type 1 diabetes

    NHS England has worked with NHS Digital, Diabetes UK and people with diabetes to develop a new online resource aimed specifically at people with a new diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes. NHS England recognises that it can be hard for those newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes to know which websites to trust, so we’ve made it…

  • 26Jul

    Tools to Support Clinical Practice: Diabetes UK information prescriptions

    From Diabetes & Primary Care Journal; Authors: Pam Brown, Jane Diggle, Rezaul Mirza, Amy Rylance; Issue: Vol 20 No 2 2018 Pages: 51-52 Diabetes UK information prescriptions (IPs) contain personalised easy-to-read explanations, clear images and individual goals to help prevent diabetes health complications. These single-sided A4 sheets are used in clinical appointments. They are built into clinical IT…

  • 20Jun

    Diabetes education programme expanded across North Tyneside

    NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is expanding a type 2 diabetes education programme throughout North Tyneside after it proved effective with patients. The CCG appointed Spirit Healthcare to deliver a structured diabetes education (SDE) programme for patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in August 2017, with a view of increasing attendance to…

  • 14Jun

    NHS England issues language and diabetes guidance

    A guide advising healthcare professionals on the best language to use when communicating with people with diabetes has been published by NHS England. The publication Language Matters: Language and Diabetes aims to reduce any potential negativity from doctors and nurses in interactions with people living by providing practical guidance. It includes examples of the most appropriate language to use,…

  • 17Nov

    Digital initiatives to address diabetes and obesity

    NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK have teamed up with leading companies from the tech sector as the battle against obesity and Type 2 diabetes goes digital. More than 5,000 people are expected to benefit from a pilot project which will see five companies and eight areas of the country test drive a…

  • 1Nov

    The use of language in diabetes care and education

    This document represents expert opinion of a US diabetes task force. It provides recommendations for language used by health care professionals and others when discussing diabetes through spoken or written words, and discusses research questions related to language and diabetes. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/early/2017/09/26/dci17-0041.full-text.pdf Jane K. Dickinson, Susan J. Guzman, Melinda D. Maryniuk, Catherine A. O’Brian, Jane K. Kadohiro,Richard A. Jackson, Nancy D’Hondt, Brenda…

  • 12Oct

    Study: Encouraging physical activity in patients with diabetes: Intervention using a reinforcement learning system

    This study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, explored how smartphones create new possibilities for helping people with type diabetes to adhere to their physical activity goals through continuous monitoring and communication, coupled with personalised feedback. Patients were sent short message service messages to encourage physical activity between once a day and once…

  • 21Jul

    Online diabetes discussion groups support self management

    A study has been published in Health Expectations on the use of discussion groups by people with diabetes, exploring their experiences of accessing support and empowerment online. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 21 participants with type 1 and 2 diabetes and analysed using thematic analysis. Participants were recruited via online and offline routes, namely discussion…

  • 21Jun

    Co-production at the heart of diabetes revolution

    Co-production is a core element of C4CC‘s vision to achieve person-centred care and C4CC partner Diabetes UK, explains how it is at the heart of a quiet revolution in diabetes care. In a blog written by Amy Rylance of Diabetes UK, Amy describes how the clinicians and people living with diabetes were hugely frustrated by the…

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