Digital Support for People At Risk of Type 2 Diabetes (NHS England / Diabetes Care)

Summary

Online support and wearable monitoring technology will be provided for eligible people at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, as part of planned extensions to the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. This complies with ambitions in the NHS NHS Long Term Plan.

“One in six hospital beds in England are occupied by someone with Type 2 diabetes, which leads to more than 9,000 amputations each year and the NHS spends more than £6 billion annually treating the condition and its complications”.

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Reference

Digital diabetes prevention rolled out as part of NHS Long Term Plan. [Online]: NHS England, August 12th 2019.

More on the Association Between Type 2 Diabetes and Vascular Dementia Risk

Possibly also of interest, a recent study discovered that Type 2 Diabetes is associated strongly with the risk of developing vascular dementia, but not Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Reference

Doney, ASF. Bonney, W. [and] Jefferson, E. [et al] (2019). Investigating the relationship between Type 2 Diabetes and dementia using electronic medical records in the GoDARTS Bioresource. Diabetes Care. August 7th 2019. [Epub ahead of print].

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