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2014-04-08 12:31:28

NOORDWIJK, The Netherlands, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Urgent need to mobilise and involve people with diabetes in partnership efforts to face the challenges of the diabetes pandemic Link to the multimedia release [http://www.novonordisk.com/press/press-releases/DAWN2-amhg.asp ] Participants at the 5th International DAWN(TM) Summit (Diabetes Attitudes Wishes and Needs) today pledged to work together to make person-centred diabetes care a reality for the 382...

2013-12-05 04:20:58

MELBOURNE, Australia, December 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from the global Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs 2 study (DAWN2(TM)) presented today at a symposium during the World Diabetes Congress of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), show that only 29% of people with diabetes report that their healthcare team ask for their input when making their treatment plans. Furthermore, only 33% said they were encouraged by their healthcare professional to ask questions...

2013-11-13 04:22:41

BRUSSELS, November 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of thousands of people living with diabetes in Europe do not have access to the treatment they need, putting their health at risk. These are the initial findings of a study by the International Diabetes Federation Europe (IDF Europe) on Access to Quality Medicines and Medical Devices for Diabetes Care in Europe. The first of its kind in the field of diabetes, the study highlights constraints and disparities in access...

2012-10-08 07:22:05

EDINBURGH, Scotland, October 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New analysis by the charity Diabetes UK expects the number of people in Britain with diabetes to rise by 700,000 by the end of the decade. This indicates 4.4 million people in the UK alone by 2020. The majority of new cases are predominantly expected to be Type 2 diabetes. People who develop Type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk of amputation, blindness, kidney failure, stroke and ultimately early death. However, the...

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,...

2012-01-05 08:00:00

Fit4D´s Launch of its Proprietary Lifestyle Modification Program (LMP) Delivers Targeted and Personalized Patient Interactions in Scale (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 Fit4D, also known as Fitness4Diabetics.com LLC (http://www.fit4d.com) announced today that it will launch its Lifestyle Modification Program (LMP) that engages and inspires people with diabetes toward improved health. This program is critical to address alarming diabetes trends as the CDC estimates that as many as 1 in 3 U.S....

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2009-07-27 14:45:00

People living in the poorest regions of the UK are at more than twice the risk of having diabetes than the average person, according to a new report.Additionally, people living in poor conditions who have the condition are more likely to develop further complications due to the disease than those who do not live in deprived conditions.Diabetes UK issued a report on Monday that found strong links between deprivation and higher instances of diabetes."Deprivation is strongly associated with...

2008-10-09 00:00:17

A health campaign is launched today to warn people against the "silent assassin" which costs the South West NHS pounds1.8 million a day. Diabetes UK has published a report which says one in 10 people in hospital across the UK have the condition, putting a massive strain on public resources. The charity's campaign - Diabetes: Beware the silent assassin - tells people at risk of developing the disease to make urgent changes to their lifestyle. Jan Tyrrell, manager of Diabetes UK South...

2008-10-08 18:00:09

By Emma Brady Diabetes is set to become one of the biggest health challenges in the West Midlands according to a new report published today The condition already accounts for nearly ten per cent of NHS regional spending. Almost pounds 2 million is spent on diabetes and its complications but with the number of new cases set to mushroom from 275,000 to 402,000 by 2025, Diabetes UK is urging people in at risk groups to make urgent changes to their lifestyle. The charity's report,...

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...