Introducing IDDT – the InDependent Diabetes Trust

Introducing IDDT

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We are an organisation for people living with diabetes run by people living with diabetes. We recognise that when one person in a family lives with diabetes, this affects other family members and we offer support to partners and parents. We raise awareness of important issues for people with diabetes and provide information in non-medical language. Read more…

Solesee

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soleseeIt is essential that people with diabetes look after their feet properly to avoid ulcers as these can lead to amputations. Prevention of foot problems is very important, therefore your feet should be inspected every day, in addition to daily washing and moisturising. It is not always easy to inspect the soles of your feet but nevertheless, it is important especially for people who have neuropathy with loss of sensation, so they don’t feel pain if an injury occurs.

This mirror, called Solesee, is ideal to enable you to see the soles of your feet and it can be purchased from the IDDT Shop.

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Holiday Tips 2016

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Whether going on holiday abroad or in this country, it may be the first time you have travelled since your diabetes or your child’s diabetes was diagnosed. We hope that this information will give you a few practical tips and help you to plan ahead for your holiday.

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Spirit Healthcare

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Spirit Health Care is in the next stage of research for their app project to help people with Type 1 diabetes working with NHS Scotland. Please could you help by completing their survey at the following link:

Complete Survey

Pioglitazone raises risk of bladder cancer by 63%

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A study published in the BMJ (31st March 2016) has found that a drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes, pioglitazone (Actos), may increase the risk of bladder cancer.

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DVLA – Good News!

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EU changes night-time hypos driving rules for people with diabetes. The European Commission has made changes to the driving rules in relation to severe hypoglycaemia when people are asleep.

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Diabetes 2015 – Care in Crisis

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Almost 40 per cent of people with diabetes believe the NHS has “worsened” since the £1.1bn health service reforms, according to a new survey.

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Insuman shortages

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Insuman Basal, Comb 25 cartridges and prefilled pens are likely to be in short supply for the next eight months, according to the manufacturers Sanofi. These insulins are used by nearly 50,000 people in the UK.

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GlucoMen LX Sensor test strips

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The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a medical safety alert about GlucoMen LX test strips made by manufacturers, Menarini Diagnostics UK.

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Diabetic Retinopathy

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The Noctura 400 eye mask is an effective, non-surgical and non-invasive treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Oedema.

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Be aware of high strength insulins

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Several new insulins have come to the market recently; three high strength insulins which have concentrations greater than the previously standard strength of U100 and biosimilar insulin.

The Trustees of IDDT have discussed the introduction of different strengths of insulin in depth and strongly expressed their concerns about the risks of errors by people with diabetes, health professionals and hospitals. These concerns come from their experiences of the introduction of the first genetically modified human insulin in the 1980s when there was a dearth of evidence of benefit and many people with diabetes were not informed of the differences from their previous natural animal insulin.

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Warning – review of three Type 2 drugs

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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has started a review of canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin, which are diabetes medicines known as SGLT2 inhibitors. This was requested by the European Commission following several reports of diabetic ketoacidosis in patients on SGLT2 inhibitor treatment for Type 2 diabetes. EMA will now review all available data on the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) with SGLT2 inhibitors and consider whether any changes are needed in the way these medicines are used in the EU.

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Hypo Awareness Program

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The Hypo Awareness Program is helpful for people who want to be able to spot and recognise hypo signs and symptoms. It’s also useful if you have already lost some or much or your hypo awareness and is also useful for people looking to prevent losing hypo awareness in future. It’s all about being aware.

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Diabetes – Parents Passport For Schools

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The InDependent Diabetes Trust [IDDT] is all too aware of the difficulties that children with diabetes and their parents face in everyday life when managing the condition. One area that proves particularly problematic is managing the condition at school. With this in mind, IDDT has produced a new, FREE booklet, the Parents Passport for Schools.

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Too many Children with diabetes not getting the care they need

Too many children and young people with diabetes not getting the care they need

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The National Paediatric Audit report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, March 2015, has shown that in England and Wales only 16.1% of young people aged 12 years and older are receiving the 7 annual checks that every child with diabetes should have. This is a slight improvement from the last audit but still very worrying.

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First ever mandatory care standards to improve the level of care of children and young people with diabetes

Position Statement – ‘pre-diabetes’

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The term ‘pre-diabetes’ has crept into our language and there is debate about its use. People who are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes are now being classed as having ‘pre-diabetes’ or ‘borderline diabetes’.

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