Diabetes

Evidence of improved cardiovascular risk for people with diabetes in England between 1994 and 2009

Evidence of improved cardiovascular risk for people with diabetes in England between 1994 and 2009

This study evaluated trends in cardiovascular risk factors among people with diabetes. Data obtained as part of the Health Survey for England (HSE) between 1994 and 2009 were examined with particular focus on the differences between men and women and between social classes. It was important to investigate possible trends so that the impact of …

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Collaborative Care improves outcomes for people with diabetes and depression

Collaborative Care improves outcomes for people with diabetes and depression

Today, our cousin the Mental Elf has posted an important blog about the management of people with diabetes and depression. Around 20% of patients with diabetes meet diagnostic criteria for depression.  NICE guidelines state that Collaborative Care (CC) should form part of a well-developed stepped-care programme for people with moderate to severe depression and a …

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NHS England: Action for Diabetes

NHS England: Action for Diabetes

NHS England has announced a new strategy document for diabetes care, called Action for Diabetes. The document is for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), to serve as a reference on the work that is going on across NHS England.It will also be of interest to the wider community interested in diabetes care to see what action …

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More evidence needed for direct telephone support in diabetes care

More evidence needed for direct telephone support in diabetes care

There’s lots of interest in how we can use the increasingly ubiquitous telephone to improve diabetes care.  It’s important that we apply the same rigorous tests to these interventions as we do to others, and Read more on Testing Treatments don’t just assume that “new” means “better“.In resource-poor settings this is all the more important, …

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