Diabetes Type 2 Horizon Scanning Vol 3 Issue 6

July 7, 2011

Diabetes audit shows people not receiving basic health checks

July 7, 2011

Source: Diabetes UK

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Date of publication:  June 2011

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Two thirds of people with Type 1 diabetes and almost half of Type 2 patients do not receive all nine annual health checks to manage their diabetes effectively, according to the National Diabetes Audit 2009-10.

Length of publication: 1 web page

 


Evaluation of the user involvement in local diabetes care project

July 7, 2011

Source: Diabetes UK

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Date of publication: 3rd June 2011

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Diabetes UK has developed an online practical resource, ‘Making Involvement Happen’, that can be used by PCTs or GP consortia. It includes practical tips, quotes from healthcare professionals, case studies and resources based on Diabetes UK user involvement work with a wide range of NHS organisations.  The work was funded by NHS Diabetes.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Acknowledgement: NHS Networks


Bariatric surgery as a novel treatment for type 2 diabetes

July 7, 2011

Source: Archives of Surgery. 2011;146(6):744-750. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.134

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Date of publication: June 2011

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Bariatric surgery leads to marked and long-lasting weight reduction. A large proportion of patients undergoing bariatric surgery have type 2 diabetes and this fact is a compelling argument to perform bariatric surgery in those who are eligible according to international criteria. Glycemic control improves in the months after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, but it improves more rapidly and completely after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. The authors conclude both types of surgery are capable of improving or even curing type 2 diabetes, but the mechanisms may differ.

Length of publication: 6 pages

Some Important Notes: If you cannot access this article with your NHS Athens, please contact your local NHS Library using this link.


Thanks for the petunias

July 7, 2011

Source: NHS Diabetes

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Date of publication: May 2011

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The Year of Care (YOC) Programme has demonstrated how to deliver personalised care in routine practice for people with Long Term Conditions (LTCs) using diabetes as an exemplar.  Three years’ work with three pilot PCTs (Tower Hamlets, Calderdale and Kirklees and North of Tyne) and parallel activity with other health communities to test transferability, has generated some important learning which is included in this report: Thanks for the Petunias – Developing and Commissioning Non-Traditional Providers to Support the Self Management of People with Long Term Conditions.

Length of publication: 56p pdf

Acknowledgement: NHS Networks


Low calorie diet could help reverse Type 2 diabetes

July 7, 2011

Source: Nursing Times.net

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Date of publication: June 2011

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A very low calorie diet could help Type 2 diabetes sufferers reverse their condition, a study has found. New research has revealed that consuming 600 calories per day over a two-month period may cause the body to produce its own insulin.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Follow this link to read the full article “Reversal of type 2 diabetes: normalisation of beta cell function in association with decreased pancreas and liver triacylglycerol” (2011) E. L. Lim & K. G. Hollingsworth & B. S. Aribisala & M. J. Chen & J. C. Mathers & R. Taylor Diabetologia Published online 9th June 2011


Diabetes care: NHS struggles with size of problem

July 7, 2011

Source: The Guardian

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Date of publication: June 2011

Publication type: News Story

In a nutshell: This article outlines a patient’s experience of care received after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Initially impressed with the level of care received, he gradually became disillusioned due to a lack of consistency. The article goes on to outline the scale of the diabetes problem and the challenge of tackling consistent care & knowledge across the country.

Length of publication: 1 web page