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Telehealth did not improve quality of life

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

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 …

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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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