National Diabetes Week 2017 (NHS England / NEJM / NHS Choices)

Summary

National Diabetes Week falls between June 11th 2017 to June 17th 2017. To mark this event NHS England has released a short animation for the general public offering basic advice, and promoting the Diabetes Prevention Programme and Healthier You.

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Reference

Type 2 diabetes prevention programme. [Online]: NHS England, June 14th 2017.

NHS DPP Wave 2

The Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme: Wave 2, which is run collaboratively by NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK, will cover 13 extra areas and serve a further 25% of the population

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Reference

New parts of the country set to benefit from expansion of diabetes prevention programme. [Online]: NHS England, June 16th 2017.

Obesity Prevalence: Global Burden of Disease Study

Possibly also of wider background interest; 107.7 million children and 603.7 million adults were obese in 2015. Since 1980, the prevalence of obesity has doubled in over 70 countries.

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Reference

GBD 2015 Obesity Collaborators (2017). Health effects of overweight and obesity in 195 countries over 25 years. New England Journal of Medicine. June 12th 2017. [Epub ahead of print].

Further commentary:

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Reference

Being overweight, not just obese, still carries serious health risks. London: NHS Choices; Behind the Headlines, June 13th 2017.

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