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Rising rates of autoimmune conditions are costing the UK billions each year, health experts have warned.Connect Immune Research, a coalition of medical research charities, said many autoimmune conditions are becoming more common, with some increasing in incidence by as much as 9% each year.It has published a report, which shows…
The NHS will invest up to £46 million to help tens of thousands of people living with diabetes to receive life-changing treatment.NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has pledged to end the postcode lottery where type 1 in some parts of the country are not able to get glucose monitors.Mr…
GPs are being urged to "prescribe movement" to patients with some of the most common conditions.Those with cancer, depression, dementia and type 2 diabetes are among those who should be targeted by healthcare workers including family doctors, health officials said.Patients will be asked about physical activity levels, informed about how…
More evidence has come to light about patients "reversing" their Type 2 diabetes by changing their diets. A new article details how three patients in Canada were able to stop their diabetes medication after following a "therapeutic fasting" diet. It comes after Labour's Tom Watson (pictured) claimed he had reversed…
More than 260,000 diabetes inpatients experienced a medication error during their hospital stay last year - putting them at risk of lasting harm or death, a report has warned.The charity Diabetes UK said that of these, 9,600 diabetes inpatients experienced a serious and potentially life-threatening episode of hypoglycaemia because of…
A groundbreaking trial to prevent and manage Type 1 diabetes has been launched by a health board. Doctors hope a new drug will help regrow lost insulin-producing cells in the bodies of patients suffering from the chronic disease. The Clinical Research Facility at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board have…
Fewer than half of adults are taking advantage of a free NHS midlife MoT, a charity has found. Only 44% of adults eligible for an NHS Health Check in the last five years has had one, according to analysis by Diabetes UK. The five-yearly check-up is offered to adults in…
Heart attacks and strokes are set to soar over the coming years as the diabetes epidemic sweeping the nation takes its toll, a charity has warned. The growing number of people with diabetes could trigger a 29% rise in the number of heart attacks and strokes linked to the condition…
A diabetic woman has been awarded £2,000 after staff at a concert confiscated her fizzy drink. Kayla Hanna, 20, had been walking into a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in Belfast in August 2016 when the incident happened. She said she always carries Lucozade to ensure she can quickly top…
Diabetes patients have been advised to stop using and return specific lots of Accu-Chek Aviva and Accu-Chek Performa test strips due to concerns they may give falsely high or low readings. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said it is estimated that more than 260,000 packs have been…
There is "still work to do to improve safety" for patients with diabetes in hospital, a charity has warned. The comments from Diabetes UK come after an audit examined the state of care of diabetes patients in hospital in England and Wales. It found that 18% of hospital beds in…
A quarter of the population take up half of all GP appointments and hospitalisations, a new study has found. New research found that more than a quarter of adults in England have more than one long-term illness such as high blood pressure or diabetes. And the majority of GP consultations,…
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