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Ongoing and Sustained Clinical Support Required By People With Type 2 Diabetes
2012-06-13 16:36:08

Study analyses impact of one-off advice session and ongoing support for patients diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes Research led by the University of Leicester concludes that people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes need ongoing advice from GPs sustained over a number of years rather than a one-off session when they are first diagnosed. Although a single programme for people with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes mellitus shows sustained improvements in some illness beliefs at three years,...

2012-04-27 21:39:40

Benefits are not sustained over 3 years Research: Effectiveness of a diabetes education and self management program (DESMOND) for people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus: Three year follow-up of a cluster randomized controlled trial in primary care. The benefits of a one-off group education program for people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes are not sustained over the long term, concludes a study published on bmj.com today. Type 2 diabetes is a serious and...

2012-01-27 21:30:00

The recent announcement by Paula Deen, one of the South's favorite kitchen divas, that she has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes has turned up the heat on this important national health issue. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) January 27, 2012 The growing concerns about the increases in the number of Americans suffering from Type 2 diabetes have been simmering for at least a decade. "Those closest to the issue know the pot's about to boil over as we are bubbling ever closer to 10% of our total US...

2010-08-11 14:17:00

Online method is first that can be used in a multi-ethnic population A team from the University of Leicester, led by Professor Melanie Davies from the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and Professor Kamlesh Khunti from the Department of Health Sciences, has developed an easy way for people to assess their risk of having diabetes. Working in partnership with Diabetes UK, the largest diabetes charity in the country, and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, they have produced the...

2008-09-08 21:00:07

By Tom Smithard The charity Diabetes UK says that NHS services in the region are failing to diagnose people with Type 2 diabetes, leaving thousands at risk of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and amputation.Figures show a huge disparity between different Primary Care Trusts in Yorkshire on how many people are diagnosed with the disease.While 93 per cent of people are diagnosed in Doncaster, just 72 per cent are in North Yorkshire and York. The average for the region stands...

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