Diabetics’ access to blood glucose test strips ‘restricted’

September 7, 2013

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication:  August 2013 

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Access to blood glucose test strips vital to help diabetics manage their condition is being restricted against government guidance, according to Diabetes UK.

Length of publication: 1 web page

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The management of adult diabetes services in the NHS

June 7, 2012

Source: National Audit Office

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Date of publication: May 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report examines whether NHS England is providing recommended standards of care to people with diabetes. Despite some improvements since 2006-07, it concludes that value for money is not being delivered with poor performance against expected levels of care, low achievement of treatment standards and high numbers of avoidable deaths.

Length of publication: 45 pages

Acknowledgements: NHS Networks


£650m cost of ulcers and amputations

April 7, 2012

Title: New foot care report shows £650m cost of ulcers and amputations

Source: NHS Diabetes

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Date of publication: March 2012

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: The NHS Diabetes report demonstrates the cost of poor diabetes foot care for patients and the NHS with £650m being spent on amputations and foot ulcers annually.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Links to the full report, press release and a factsheet are all available from this web page.

Acknowledgements: NHS Networks


Failure to deal with long-term health problems ‘costs NHS £13bn a year’

March 7, 2012

Source: Guardian Healthcare Network

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Date of publication: February 2012

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: This news story summarises a report from the King’s Fund which highlights that people with long term conditions such as diabetes are more likely to have mental health problems, with each costing up to 45% more to treat.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Follow this link to read the King’s Fund 32 page report “Long-term conditions and mental health: The cost of co-morbidities”


Patients receive all their interventions in one place

February 6, 2009

Source: Case Management Advisor; 01 November 2008; 19 (11) p.123-4  http://search.ebscohost.com

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Year of publication: 2008

Publication type: Case Study

In a nutshell: Monthly diabetes group visits, where patients receive all their recommended tests and examinations in one place, are an effective and cost-efficient way to help diabetics keep their disease under control, but they take a lot of organization says Donna Zazworsky, RN, MS, CCM, FAAN, manager of network diabetes care, faith community nursing and telemedicine for Carondelet Health Network in Tucson, AZ.

Length of publication: 2 pages

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