Future glucose-lowering drugs for type 2 diabetes

April 25, 2016

Source: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology

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Date of publication: 1 April 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The natural history of type 2 diabetes
limits the effectiveness of available glucose-lowering drugs.
Constraints imposed by comorbidities and the need to avoid hypoglycaemia, weight gain, and drug interactions further complicate the treatment process.

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Sitting increases disease risk …

January 28, 2015

Source:  Annals of Internal Medicine

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Date of publication: Jan 2015

Publication type: Journal article

Length of publication: 4 page pdf

In a nutshell: An examination of the association between sedentary behaviour and the risk for chronic disease and death.

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NHS England vision for tackling diabetes in 2014

February 7, 2014

Source:  NHS England

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Date of publication: 10 January 2014

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: NHS England has to rise to the challenge of an increasing population with long-term conditions – in particular the growing issue of diabetes.  The new plan, Action for Diabetes, outlines how it wants the growing problem of diabetes to be tackled in 2014; with better prevention and earlier diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, and support for people to manage their diabetes better and improve their quality of life.

Length of publication: 1 web page


Direct Social Support and Long-term Health among Middle-Aged and Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

February 7, 2014

Source:  Journal of Gerontology Series B:  Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences  vol 68(6) pp933-943

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Date of publication: November 2013

Publication type: Journal

In a nutshell: This article is a study looking at whether direct social support made a a difference to long-term health among middle-aged and older adults with diabetes.  The study was carried out between 2003 and 2010 and was measured by the Diabetes Care Profile, a profile created by the University of Michigan. 

Length of publication: 11 pages

Acknowledgement: CINAHL

Charities welcome “important move” for NHS Health Check

July 31, 2013

Source: Diabetes UK

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Date of publication: 21 July 2013

Publication Type: News story

In a nutshell: Charities, including Diabetes UK, have welcomed improvements to the number and quality of checks being carried out by doctors to identify people at high risk of lifelong health conditions.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Commissioning high-quality care for people with long-term conditions

April 7, 2013

Source: Nuffield Trust 

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Date of publication: March 2013

Publication type: Research report summary

In a nutshell: Includes case studies of how diabetes services were commisisoned in 3 high performing PCTs: Calderdale, Somerset and Wirral.  The authors consider how the themes they discovered will impact on the new clinical commissioning groups.

Length of publication: 20 page pdf

Effect of telehealth on quality of life and psychological outcomes

April 7, 2013

Source: BMJ

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Date of publication: Feb 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This trial assessed the effect of second generation, home based telehealth on health related quality of life, anxiety, and depressive symptoms over 12 months in patients with long term conditions.  The researchers suggest that home based telehealth was not effective compared with usual care only.

Length of publication: 20 page pdf