Diabetes Type 2 Horizon Scanning Vol 3 Issue 8

September 7, 2011
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Promoting Physical Activity in Individuals With Diabetes: Telehealth Approaches

September 7, 2011

Source: Diabetes Spectrum July 1, 2011 vol. 24 no. 3 127-135

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Date of publication:  July 2011

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article provides an overview of telephone, Internet-based, and home-based monitoring interventions that promote physical activity, with a focus on those with diabetes.

Length of publication: 8 pages

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Fatty food ‘trigger’ for diabetes

September 7, 2011

Source: NHS Choices

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Date of publication:  August 2011

Publication type: Critical appraisal

In a nutshell: This article discusses a piece of research which which was reported in the media as “fatty foods trigger diabetes”. It discusses the actual research which found that high-fat diets in mice affected the insulin-producing cells in ways that would reduce their ability to correctly sense and respond to the presence of glucose. Whilst it acknowledges the importance of this research, it indicates the need for more research in this area.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important information: Link here to read the abstract for the original research: Ohtsubo K, Chen MZ, Olefsky JM et al. Pathway to diabetes through attenuation of pancreatic beta cell glycosylation and glucose transport. Nature Medicine 2011, Published online August 14


Swansea University develops diabetes text alerts

September 7, 2011

Source: The Guardian

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Date of publication: August 2011

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Scientists from Swansea University are collaborating with a consortium of Welsh technology companies to develop a blood glucose-monitoring sensor that can transmit readings to the mobile phones of NHS staff.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Acknowledgements: Guardian healthcare network


Diabetes drugs cost NHS £725m

September 7, 2011

Source: The Independent

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Date of publication: August 2011

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: This article reports how diabetes drugs account for 8.4% of the total NHS bill at a cost of £725 million a year, an increase of 41% when compared to spending in 2005-6. This increase is linked to the rise in Type 2 diabetes, there are now 2.5m people being treated in the UK with a further 800,000 potentially diagnosed.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important information: Follow this link to access the full report Prescribing for Diabetes in England 2005/06 to 2010/11


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September 7, 2011

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