BMJ, 11 November 2015
This prospective cohort study looks at whether it is possible to develop and externally validate risk prediction equations to estimate the 10 year risk of blindness and lower limb amputation in patients with diabetes aged 25-84 years.
The study concludes that patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of blindness and amputation but generally do not have accurate assessments of the magnitude of their individual risks. The new algorithms calculate the absolute risk of developing these complications over a 10 year period in patients with diabetes, taking account of their individual risk factors.
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InDependent Diabetes Trust, October 2015
The InDependent Diabetes Trust’s (IDDT) report, ‘Diabetes 2015: Care in Crisis’ based on a survey of more than 15,000 people, shows that almost 40 per cent of people with diabetes believe the NHS has “worsened” since the £1.1bn health service reforms. The results of the survey also show that nearly 40 percent feel they were not given appropriate advice and information about diet and exercise at the time of their diagnosis. The report calls on the government to introduce a specialist diabetes organisation which would work with the clinical community to drive improvements in care and stresses that CCGs should be more strongly encouraged to follow NICE commissioning guidance for diabetes education courses.
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BBC News, 17 August 2015
The number of people living with diabetes has soared by nearly 60% in the past decade, Diabetes UK warns….
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BMJ, 12 August 2015
This paper aims to systematically review associations between intake of saturated fat and trans unsaturated fat and all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and associated mortality, coronary heart disease (CHD) and associated mortality, ischemic stroke, and type 2 diabetes.
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BMJ, March 2015
Congratulations to Dr Waquas Waheed, Consultant Psychiatrist at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, who was a co-author on the Collaborative Interventions for Circulation and Depression trial that has been published in the BMJ.
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