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Log In To T1d Exchange Diabetes Innovation Challenge

Log In To T1d Exchange Diabetes Innovation Challenge

Log in to T1D Exchange Diabetes Innovation Challenge The next step in accelerating diabetes treatments? The Diabetes Innovation Challenge is a worldwide search to IDENTIFY the most promising innovators in diabetes, INTRODUCE them to a robust network of funders, investors, and partners AWARD top innovations with cash and in-kind support For the past three months, the Diabetes Innovation Challenge has been inviting inventors and entrepreneurs who have novel solutions that address the care, treatment and management of diabetes (types 1 or 2) and diabetic complications to enter this competition. The response has been overwhelming and expert judges are currently reviewing many applications and narrowing them down to a field of semi-finalists. This competition helps all applicants get exposure and visibility for their product and may help them make important connections that can help them move their product to the next stage of development. Challenge Semi-finalists get increased exposure they may become finalists and compete for large cash prizes and in-kind awards. They may also become a Peoples Choice Winner but that depends on YOUR VOTE! Register at Diabetes.InnovationChallenge.com. creating a unique log in using email and a password using one-click sign via Facebook or other social network account Visit the Voting Page where you can see a short description for all semi-finalists. To learn more, click on a solution to get more details about its medical significance and (hoped-for) benefits that can improve the lives of some of the 30 million people living with diabetes. When you find an innovation you want to vote for, simply hit the Vote button. But choose carefully! You only have one chance to vote in this competition! Often times, people who live with diabetes or love Continue reading >>

British Society Of Periodontology And Diabetes.co.uk Work Together To Raise Awareness Of Links Between Gum Health And Diabetes

British Society Of Periodontology And Diabetes.co.uk Work Together To Raise Awareness Of Links Between Gum Health And Diabetes

Dental Health - Read by over 3,600 Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists British Society of Periodontology and Diabetes.co.uk work together to raise awareness of links between gum health and diabetes The British Society of Periodontology (BSP), a member society of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), has launched its gum health awareness campaign for 2017. It is part of an annual drive to raise awareness of gum health among health professionals and the general public throughout Europe. Its official day each year is 12 May and this years plans continue the work of several years of activity by many of the member societies of the EFP. Periodontitis or gum disease has links with many systemic conditions such as Alzheimers, cardio issues and diabetes. For 2017, the BSP is focusing on the huge diabetes community in the UK to help create an understanding of the symptoms, risks and treatment available for people with gum disease or diabetes and how each condition can link to the other. There is strong evidence that people with diabetes have a higher chance of developing gum disease. A new scientific consensus reveals how these widespread chronic conditions reinforce each other. The increase in blood sugar level, which occurs in diabetes, can cause damage to nerves, blood vessels, the heart, the kidneys, the eyes and the feet. In the same way the gums can also be affected. The BSP is working closely with Diabetes.co.uk to launch its campaign. Diabetes.co.uk is one of the largest patient health forums in Europe with 500,000+ members with a range of diabetic profiles. It also has a database of 10,000 healthcare professionals. The BSP has commissioned two surveys to assess the levels of awareness, the first of which is now complete. In the first survey, over 700 peop Continue reading >>

Welcome To The Diabetes Uk Career Center - Register Or Login

Welcome To The Diabetes Uk Career Center - Register Or Login

We are Diabetes UK, which is the operating name of the British Diabetic Association. The British Diabetic Association is registered as a charity with the Charity Commission in England and Wales (215199), and in Scotland (SC039136). It is also registered as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales (00339181). We operate out of a number of offices across the UK, and our central office is in London. Where we use the term us or we in this policy, we refer to the British Diabetic Association (operating as Diabetes UK and Diabetes Scotland) and Diabetes UK Services Limited.The British Diabetic Association is registered with the Information Commissioners Office as a Data Controller. Registration Number Z9021553. We understand the highly confidential nature of the employment search process and strive to provide a safe, confidential and secure system so that you feel comfortable storing your information with us. Our policies are designed to give you the control you need to ensure complete confidentiality. This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read it carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. We generally collect information contained in your CV such as name, address, home phone number, work phone number, mobile phone number(s), facsimile numbers, email addresses and general contact information to facilitate us to be able to readily communicate with you. We also collect additional personal information such as career objectives and restrictions, as well as your CV and skills (your information). This information will be used to create your profile. We collect and may disclose statistical information gathered as Continue reading >>

Online Support Dwed: Diabetics With Eating Disorders

Online Support Dwed: Diabetics With Eating Disorders

Sadly we have taken the decision to withdraw our affiliation with diabetes.co.uk as our forum there was just not working out. Instead we now have a UK specific support group on facebook which so far seems to be a much better fit as we have received a lot more requests to join as well as members posting new topics. We also have a dedicated team of moderators there who can give you advice and share their experience. Additionally we have created a seperate group for friends, family and carers of people with diabetes and eating disorders to talk among themselves and seek advice if needed. Rules: These groupss are not to be used in lieu of seeing a medical professional or utilising the emergency services. Please bear in mind that the moderators in these groups cant give clinical advice, these group is to offer support and share experience around the subject of Eating Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes, including Diabulimia, only. Mostt applicable to the group for those directly dealing with T1ED themselves, we ask members to plese not discuss weight loss or gain numbers in terms of pounds or dress sizes, as the evidence shows that this is extremely dangerous for those in or thinking about recovery and also promotes competition in those who are ill.: To request to join our T1ED UK forum please press the logo below. Continue reading >>

Diabetes

Diabetes

Monitoring your health when you have diabetes is crucial to preventing some of the complications associated with diabetes. Most patients with diabetes have their health checks at the surgery. A few patients, mainly those on insulin for their diabetes, are cared for by the hospital diabetes team. We recommend a review of your diabetes at least twice a year. This is generally done by our Diabetes Practice Nurse. You will be sent a letter with an appointment for an Annual Diabetes check once a year usually in the month of your birthday. You will also be called in for any interim checks that the doctor or nurse feels necessary. Further useful information can be found on the Diabetes UK website www.diabetes.org.uk Prior to your annual review appointment with the nurse you will need to come in for a fasting blood test and bring in a urine sample. Your annual check will involve knowing your blood glucose,HbA1c, kidney function, blood fat levels and blood pressure. In addition the nurse will check the condition of your feet and make sure that you have had your eyes screened for retinopathy. If you monitor your blood sugar yourself it is useful for you to bring in your blood sugar testing metre and / or record book when you come in for a check with the nurse. Here at Chiddingfold Surgery we run small group educational sessions for patients with diabetes and their families. The sessions are a great opportunity to learn more about diabetes, and help you manage your condition and stay healthy. The sessions are also an opportunity to ask questions and learn form the knowledge and experiences of other people with diabetes. If you are interested in learning more please let your doctor or nurse know or call reception and ask to speak to Lyn McLoughlin our diabetes co-ordinator. Continue reading >>

National Diabetes Audit

National Diabetes Audit

One of the largest annual clinical audits in the world, integrating data from both primary and secondary care sources, making it the most comprehensive audit of its kind. To find out more about the NDA Programme check out this short presentation ,or view a power point presentation here The National Diabetes Audit Care Processes and Treatment Targets 2016-17 Full Report has now been published and can be accessed here . This full report details the findings for the 2016-17 audit. The audit collected data during the Summer of 2017, for the period 1 January 2016 to 31 March 2017 and contains the full key findings, recommendations, case-mix adjusted results and banding for performance, ranking of practices within CCGs, results of analysis for multiple readings, and information for learning disability and severe mental illness. National Diabetes Audit Report 1 Care Processes and Treatment Targets 2016-17 A short report for the NDA 16-17 collection was published on the 10 November 2017. This is a small national report accompanied by GP, CCG, LHB and specialist service level data. The National Diabetes Audit Insulin Pump Report 2015-16 The Insulin Pump Audit collects information on the number of people with diabetes using an insulin pump, the reason for going on an insulin pump and the outcomes achieved since starting the pump. The report and supporting documentation is available here . National Diabetes Audit Complications and Mortality 2015-2016 Report This report, Report 2a and an accompanying Report 2b, from the National Diabetes Audit (NDA) covers complications of diabetes. The reports and supporting documentation are available here For the audit reports for previous audit years please check out the link on the right hand side "Access the audit reports" including patient Continue reading >>

Low Carb Diet Saves Nhs £4m In Diabetes Costs

Low Carb Diet Saves Nhs £4m In Diabetes Costs

The support being offered by an online low carb programme has so far saved the NHS £4 million in deprescription costs, it was revealed yesterday. The free Low Carb Program by the UK’s biggest and fastest growing diabetes patient forum Diabetes.co.uk has so far helped more than 160,000 people since it was launched on World Diabetes Day 2015. Speaking at the EHI Live event in Birmingham, Arjun Panesar, chief technology officer of the platform, outlined how the programme worked and shared some of the results they have seen from people who have followed it. He said: “The results from have been impressive and this a solution that is clearly working for people with type 2 diabetes. We’re in the process of documenting the preliminary results with healthcare savings. We intend to share this with PHE/Diabetes UK for them to review the guidelines.” He said also the estimated saving involved people stopping their prescriptions for drugs to treat type 2 diabetes and the predicted cost was conservative. The programme takes people through the theory and also provides the practical application on how to implement a low carb lifestyle. Diabetes.co.uk was the first community forum where people were able to openly share their experiences or discuss life with diabetes including low carb lifestyles due to the fact that the diet sits outside of NICE guidelines which meant other platforms discouraged or removed their conversations. However, there is now growing medical evidence that type 2 diabetes can be reversed through diet and lifestyle changes. Results from the Low Carb Education Progamme have been impressive and show how sharing data can in fact help change lives and help reduce type 2 diabetes in the UK. The presentation was part of a session at the EHI Live event in Birmingh Continue reading >>

Register

Register

Thank you for your interest in registering for HeLP-Diabetes. HeLP-Diabetes is designed to support people who have type 2 diabetes. It can help you manage and control your diabetes so you can lead a full and healthy life. When you register, you get access to the HeLP-Diabetes website plus a four-week online course called Starting out. HeLP-Diabetes has been developed by UCL (University College London) and the Whittington Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and is delivered by the social enterprise HeLP Digital Community Interest Company. Currently, only people registered with GP surgeries in Barnet, Islington, Lambeth, Lewisham and Sunderland can use HeLP-Diabetes. If you are not in one of these areas, you can ask your GP to contact us for more information about making HeLP-Diabetes available in your area. If you have any problems during the registration please telephone 020 7431 9114 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and we will be pleased to help you. If you are a health professional and want to find out more, please contact us . Continue reading >>

X-pert Head Office Is Closed Over The Christmas Period

X-pert Head Office Is Closed Over The Christmas Period

X-PERT Health provides effective education courses to prevent, manage and reduce the escalating financial burden of diabetes. Our growing network of 84 centres and more than 600 educators has helped more than a quarter of a million people so far. Our courses are national programmes that fully meet the Department of Health and Diabetes UK criteria to fulfil the National Institute of Health and Care (NICE) guidance. Our aim is to ensure that all people at risk of, or diagnosed with, diabetes have access to good quality and enjoyable structured education leading to increased skills, knowledge and confidence in the prevention and self-management of their long-term medical conditions. Whether you have had diabetes for 20 years or whether you have been newly diagnosed, our courses are for you. We have 3 programmes, these are: Written by Dr Trudi Deakin, the X-PERT Programmes are based upon the theories of patient empowerment, discovery learning and patient-centred care. People with diabetes see a healthcare professional for around 3 hours each year and have to spend the remaining 8,757 hours self-managing their condition. The existing government is determined to try and control the cost of health services across the UK through education and awareness and has set up the National Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Programme. This means that everyone who is at risk or has type 2 diabetes should have access to training for self-management. We can demonstrate proven results that X-PERT Health: can reduce the burden of cost on the NHS budgets, uses the most up to date evidence based research, is independent of both the NHS and commercial interests, is the only Diabetes Education and Awareness programme that provides ongoing support, and is NHS NICE guideline accredited. What is Diab Continue reading >>

One Drop Diabetes Management

One Drop Diabetes Management

Description One Drop | Mobile is a free award-winning app loaded with features to help you manage your diabetes. * Featured in App Store as a “Best New App,” and TechCrunch, The Washington Post, Fortune, CNN, Gizmodo, Engadget, Mashable, Inc., YAHOO! Finance, The Guardian UK, Diabetes Daily, DiaTribe, Diabetes.co.uk (DiabetesMine, and more * Winner of "Best Design" @ LAUNCH 2015 & “Best Alumni” @ LAUNCH 2016 * “It has been a huge help in lowering my HBA1C.” - jayhickey1 * “As a T1d for the last 52 years, this is the best app I've seen. My A1c dropped .5 point to 6.1 during that time.” - MoeGig One Drop | Premium and Plus are monthly subscription services that include: * One Drop | Chrome: A gorgeous, Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose meter that syncs data directly with the One Drop | Mobile app * Test Strips: All the test strips you need delivered direct to your door * One Drop | Experts: Real-time 24/7 access to a personal diabetes coach via in-app chat ... all for less than a monthly co-pay. No insurance, prescriptions, appointments, or hassles. Learn more by checking out the One Drop Store in Settings. APP FEATURES Apple Health® Integration * Sync health data from thousands of apps via Health app, including: Dexcom, One Touch, Accu-Chek, Agamatrix, iHealth, Dario, Garmin, Fitbit, Nike+, UP by Jawbone, Misfit, Pebble, Human, Strava, My Fitness Pal, Lose it!, Lark, Weight Watchers, Withings Fully-Featured Apple WatchOS 3 App * Log glucose, meds, food, and activity directly from your Apple Watch * View your Daily Goals Progress and Glucose in Range right on your wrist Scheduled Medication Reminders * Get reminders to take all your meds (including non-diabetes meds) on time every time Automatic Insulin Pump Data * Set up insulin pump basal rates & basal in Continue reading >>

Diabetes.co.uk - Forum

Diabetes.co.uk - Forum

You were sent this email as you registered with Diabetes.co.uk. If you are having difficulties viewing this email, click here . The new Diabetes.co.uk Forum is (finally) here! You asked, and we listened! Finally, after hours and hours of technical work, we've managed to get the old Diabetes.co.uk forum onto phpBB. It was an arduous task (with many cups of coffee), but we got there! Well, that means a quicker forum, pages that load in half the time they did before, less (well, hopefully zero) spammers, and lots more customisation! You can now fully edit your profile too! All of the posts that were on the old forum should all be on the new Diabetes.co.uk forum, however some links may have been truncated during the move over. Some elements of your profile may also now be blank, however, you can edit these on login. Simply login with your username and password, and voila! Due to increased security on the new Diabetes.co.uk forum, if your password does not seem to work, click on 'I have forgotten my password' and enter your username and email address to be sent your login details. You will then be able to login and reset your password. If you do not know your username/email address combination, simply re-register for the forum. The forum works in much the same way the previous forum did. You need to be logged in to make comments, but can read without being signed in. However, any posts or members we've had since 11:00 AM today may find they have to re-register. If you have any problems with your usual username, we suggest signing up again - that way there'll be no issues. Over the next week we'll be personalising profiles so you can add alot more information about yourself - so stay tuned. Visit the forum: Diabetes.co.uk/diabetes-forum Continue reading >>

Helpful Apps For Managing Your Diabetes

Helpful Apps For Managing Your Diabetes

We recently asked our Facebook users which apps they found most useful when managing their diabetes. We have compiled a list of their favourites for you to check out. Glucose buddy: This is available on iPhone and android. It has received top marks from diabetes organisations such as American Diabetes Association for being a comprehensive, easy-to-use logging app. You can log and tag your blood sugars, medications and carbohydrates, and send PdFs to yourself or to your healthcare team. The online platform, which automatically syncs with the app, projects your next a1c level. www.glucosebuddy.com Carbs and cals: Our Facebook users find this useful for carb counting. www.carbsandcals.com Glucool for android: This is a glucose, insulin and carb diary. It has a calculator for working out insulin doses that let you log the calculation into the diary. One diabetes Ireland Facebook user said it was the most complete app they had found to date. www.glucool.com Diabetes UK tracker: This has scope to test bloods when stressed, tired, sick etc. You can flag readings to discuss with your doctor and enter medical appointments. Users say it is very simple to use and it is free. www.diabetes.org.uk/tracker-app MyFitnesssPal and Glooko: Facebook users say these are both very quick and easy to use. There is a cable available for Glooko to pull all readings from the meter to the app. These can in turn be analysed and exported to a variety of formats. www.myfitnesspal.com www.glooko.com Other helpful apps Mysugr Companion: This is available only on iPhones. Launched in June 2013, mySugr Companion is the new kid on the diabetes logbook. Created by two Austrian people with type 1 diabetes, MySugr made waves because of its unique approach to diabetes: creating a nameable monster that you ‘ Continue reading >>

Diabetes: Can Low Carb Diet Reverse Type 2? One Woman Changed Her Life | Health | Life & Style | Express.co.uk

Diabetes: Can Low Carb Diet Reverse Type 2? One Woman Changed Her Life | Health | Life & Style | Express.co.uk

Cottage Pie made with sweet potato is a great low carb option I never felt hungry. In fact, I felt better than I had in 25 years I was allowed moderate amounts of pulses, nuts, seeds and fruit and even some chocolate, provided it had a high cocoa content. The red-light foods were potatoes, rice, bread, flour, corn and cereal-based products, dried fruit, sweets, sugary drinks, margarine and omega-6 based oils such as sunflower oil. The next day I had eggs and mushrooms for breakfast and for dinner made chicken curry with cauliflower rice. Other evenings I ate stake with broccoli and courgettes or cottage pie made with sweet potato. I never felt hungry. In fact, I felt better than I had in 25 years. I also began training for a half marathon and the weight dropped off I lost 10lb in the first two weeks. In September last year I completed the race and was delighted. By December I was a size 8-10, down from size 20, and weighed 10st 13lb. Donna is much happier with her weight and health now The full version of this article appears in the current edition of Healthy Food [HEALTHY FOOD] I celebrated by going paragliding in Tenerife, something Id always been too heavy to do before. My blood sugar levels are now in the normal range so Ive effectively reversed my Type 2 diabetes (although Dr Foley describes it as being in remission because it could return if I go back to my old ways). I no longer need metformin and statins and am hoping to come off my blood pressure medication too. Migraines and IBS symptoms are now a thing of the past. In fact, Ive never felt fitter, happier or more confident. The full version of this article appears in the current edition of Healthy Food Guide, out now. Visit healthyfood.co.uk Type 1 Diabetes - An autoimmune disease that prevents the body from Continue reading >>

Msc Diabetes Best Practice

Msc Diabetes Best Practice

Healthcare research consistently concludes there is a recognised need for specialist diabetes care both in the UK and internationally. The UK alone faces a significant increase in the number of people with diabetes with over 700 new cases diagnosed each day and, by 2030, the World Health Organization predicts diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death globally, with the majority occurring in low and middle-income countries. Our MSc Diabetes Best Practice provides leading expertise from internationally respected staff across the University, and is designed to equip workforces and individuals with the skills and knowledge to meet future diabetes healthcare demands in the UK and beyond. A bursary is still available for study starting in Sept 2017. Information can be found on our Money matters webpage . You will be enabled to support adults and young people more effectively; develop and improve your healthcare provision through passing on expertise; and develop scientific understanding, clinical knowledge, practical skills and critical thinking qualities. Our Masters is suitable for healthcare professionals across the healthcare sectors and others, both clinical and non-clinical; who wish to develop skills in the diagnosis, treatment, psychology and management of diabetes. Our flexible part-time or full-time modular programme caters for a diverse range of students and organisations, enabling study to be undertaken alongside other commitments.We also offer stand-alone modules (see each module webpage for further details), a Postgraduate Certificate and a Postgraduate Diploma Diabetes Best Practice. Introducing your course Our MSc Diabetes Best Practice degree is designed to equip workforces and individuals with the skills and knowledge to meet future diabetes healt Continue reading >>

Welcome To The Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating (dafne) Website

Welcome To The Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating (dafne) Website

DAFNE is a way of managing Type 1 diabetes and provides people with the skills necessary to estimate the carbohydrate in each meal and to inject the right dose of insulin. This site contains up-to-date information on DAFNE for both people living with Type 1 diabetes, healthcare professionals and commissioners. If you are commissioning diabetes services this brief commissioning guide may be useful click here REPOSE RESULTS PUBLISHED The REPOSE results were published on 30 March 2017 in The BMJ. The article can be accessed here: DAFNE Mission Statement Our vision is to improve outcomes for people with Type 1 diabetes through high quality structured education which is embedded in the Health Service. We will use the DAFNE programme, including the DAFNE educator programme (DEP), DAFNE doctor programme (DDP), peer review, internal quality assurance (IQA) and audit as a framework in which to develop this patient centered model of care. We will continue to improve and develop DAFNE through research and development (R&D) and collaboration with other groups, to understand the determinants of success. Ross, Sarah and Bob share their DAFNE experience (with subtitles) Animation by Brickabetes Taking control with DAFNE Diabetes UK has produced a film following Bob, Sarah and Ross on their DAFNE course delivered at King’s College Hospital, London. The aim of DAFNE is to help you to work towards your personal diabetes-related goals so you may lead as normal a life as possible, while controlling your blood glucose, hence reducing the risk of long-term complications related to diabetes. For further information with regards to diabetes education visit www.diabetes.org.uk/diabetes-education The updated NICE Quality standard for adults with diabetes was published on 18 August 2016. The st Continue reading >>

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