Diabetes Type 2 Horizon Scanning Vol 3 Issue 1

February 6, 2011
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Diabetes risk lowered by moderate alcohol

February 6, 2011

Source: NursingTimes.net

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Date of publication: January 2011

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: This article indicates that risk of diabetes type 2 may be reduced by drinking a moderate amount of alcohol, however, researchers warn that full risks and benefit analysis to the individual should be assessed before alcohol consumption changes.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some Important Notes: The full article “Changes in Alcohol Consumption and Subsequent Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Men” was published in the January 2011 edition of Diabetes journal and can be accessed via this link

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Telephone follow-up to improve glycaemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes

February 6, 2011

Source: Diabetic Med. 2010 Nov; 27(11): 1217-25.

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Date of publication: Nov 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This was a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials examining the effect of a telephone follow-up intervention on glycaemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes. The analysis suggested that telephone follow-up interventions following a more intensive targeted approach could have a positive impact.

Length of publication: 8 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

Acknowledgement: NHS Evidence – diabetes


Incentivising Wellness: Improving the treatment of long-term conditions

February 6, 2011

Source: Policy Exchange

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Date of publication: Nov 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report shows how the NHS can save tens of billions of pounds while also taking better care of one of the UK’s fastest-growing diseases – diabetes.
The report calls for new business models to be introduced to the NHS in a bid to harness modern technology like insulin pumps and telemonitoring that can help diabetes sufferers stay out of hospital and stop their condition getting worse.

Length of publication: 42p pdf


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February 6, 2011

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