Telehealth did not improve quality of life, anxiety and depressive symptoms in patients with diabetes

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As pressure increases on an over-burdened healthcare system, focusing on self-care has potential. Advances in technology have improved many aspects of healthcare: now its uses may be harnessed to reduce utilisation of health services by those with long term conditions. “Telehealth” is an assistive technology that allows individuals to exchange information with their healthcare professional [read the full story…]

In people with obesity and type 2 diabetes, an intensive lifestyle programme reduced disability

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We don’t usually include individual studies in diabetes because there are so many of them.  However, a new report of the Look AHEAD trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, points towards significant potential benefits from an intensive lifestyle intervention for people suffering from obesity and type 2 diabetes. Clinical question: In overweight [read the full story…]