- Monday, 18 November 2013
Community pharmacy reveals findings from 10 years of diabetes data
Ten years of diabetes data published today shows the true extent of the diabetes public health challenge. Data sourced from 1.5 million people screened by LloydsPharmacy for Type 2 diabetes over the last 10 years shows a 31% increase in those found to be ‘at risk’ of developing the condition, including a 17% rise in younger adults.
The community pharmacy also found that many people with diabetes are experiencing serious health complications. In a sample of 200,000 LloydsPharmacy diabetes patients (30,000 Type 1 and 170,000 Type 2), 82% of people with Type 1 and 70% of people with Type 2 had at least one other serious health condition related to their diabetes.
- Monday, 23 September 2013
Lack of awareness revealed as UK’s biggest ever diabetes advertising campaign launched
Less than a third of people realise that Type 2 diabetes can lead to serious health complications such as amputation, heart attack, blindness and stroke, according to a new survey commissioned by Diabetes UK ahead of today’s (Monday’s) launch of a £2 million national awareness campaign to encourage people to have their risk of Type 2 diabetes assessed.
- Wednesday, 06 February 2013
With less than a quarter of journeys made by foot, Diabetes UK urges people to get more active.
Diabetes UK says the fact that just 23 per cent of journeys are made by foot compared to 64 per cent by car or van should act as a wake-up call for people to walk more.
- Tuesday, 14 August 2012
If there was a simple thing you could do that would help improve your health for the rest of your life, you’d do it wouldn’t you? And you’d get every member of your family to do it too, of course.
- Friday, 10 August 2012
The benefits of taking statins are greater than the increased risk of developing diabetes experienced by some patients, new findings show.
A study has found that, although statins increased the likelihood of developing diabetes in patients already at risk of the condition, these people were still 39 percent less likely to develop cardiovascular disease while taking the drug.
- Wednesday, 25 July 2012
A leading diabetes expert from Taunton is preparing to swim part of the English Channel to raise funds for Diabetes UK in August.
Dr Rob Andrews, a consultant from Musgrove Park Hospital, will be part of a relay team of six taking part in the annual event organised by the charity. Although the exact dates are weather dependent, Rob’s team will be swimming between September 1 and 6. Their team is one of seven who will tackle the 22 miles wide Channel. Each team member will swim in sequence for an hour at a time, with the whole crossing due to take around 15 hours.
- Tuesday, 10 April 2012
I’d like to invite your readers to join us in Cardiff Bay on Sunday, April 22 to raise vital funds for people affected by diabetes and their families. That’s the day we are running both a sponsored bike ride and a walk on the same day.
- Tuesday, 27 March 2012
There are around 2.5 million people in the UK with type 2 diabetes and it affects more than 32 million EU citizens. C3 Collaborating for Health is a global charity that tackles four major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and many cancers by focusing on the three biggest risk factors: tobacco, poor diet (including harmful use of alcohol) and lack of physical activity.
- Thursday, 15 March 2012
The risk of type 2 diabetes is significantly increased if white rice is eaten regularly, claims a study published today on bmj.com.
The authors from the Harvard School of Public Health look at previous studies and evidence of the association between eating white rice and the risk of type 2 diabetes. Their study seeks to determine whether this risk is dependent on the amount of rice consumed and if the association is stronger for the Asian population, who tend to eat more white rice than the Western world.