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All the Latest  Diabetes News and Whats new for diabetes in Leicestershire

May 2015


April 2015

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February 2015

January 2015

  • "Effective Diabetes Education Now!" EDEN delivered by the Leicester diabetes team invite all Leicestershire GPs practices to sign up for the latest Eden Mini Module 9 - Hypoglycaemia 17th April 2015 - book now and don't miss out.



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Tip of the month 

December 2014


Leicestershire Diabetes Parents Support Group Inspire Award Nomination 2015 



Eden Study days and Mini Module dates 2015

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New Research Study in Leicester Exercise verses Hunger - Read more  



Fast food outlets

New Research - fast food outlets fuelling diabetes and obesity epidemic 

Outpatient Dept Opening

Official opening of the Diabetes Outpatient Department at the Leicester General Hospital on World Diabetes Day By MP Keith Vaz

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THINKGlucose Update
 - How the Diabetes Specialist Nurses are rolling out the programme to UHL wards - Success and more

New foot pathway

New Acute Diabetic Foot Inpatient Referral pathway - UHL Guidelines 

Hannah Berkerley

Bon Voyage Hannah Berkerley - The Diabetes team wish Diabetes Specialist Dietitian a safe journey 

CELEbrating DESMOND winners

Celebrating DESMOND - winners Announced on World Diabetes Day


14 November 2014 - World Diabetes Day

 Act Today To Change Tomorrow

World Diabetes Day


World Diabetes day celebrated across the world


Get fit at LDC

The Leicester Diabetes Centre staff go mad celebrating world diabetes
. with events planned all week

Celebrating 1st birthday

Leicester Diabetes Centre celebrates their 1st birthday 7th November 2014
.  See what we got up to follow us on Twitter @LDC_tweets and Facebook Leicester Diabetes Centre

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National Desmond Celebration Awards - Shortlisted 
entires announced 

Kings fund People in control of their own health and care - report published by the Kings Fund. This report focuses on the reasons as to why despite previous initiatives to give people more control over their health and care they have largely failed to work.

October 2014 

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The EDEN Project entered this years Quality in Care Awards with an entry in the category "Best Primary Care Initiative". 

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The National Diabetes Audit 2013-2014 Report 1: Care Processes And Treatment Targets - key findings: shows that diabetes patients aged under 40 receive fewer vital checks and less often hit treatment targets than older age groups. A 2nd report from the audit will be published later in the year; this report will look at the complications of diabetes and mortality.

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Happy Diwali to all our patients  

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We have moved — old to new
Diabetes Outpatient Department - no longer the diabetes portacabin 

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Newly updated foot clinic referral form 

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Inaugural Leicester Women in Medicines conference — 3rd October 2014
 - becoming world class

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New research studies into Diabetes and Schizophrenia at the Leicester Diabetes Centre

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Kidney Health in your hands 
28th November 2014

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Charity Skydive: Mission Accomplished 

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The seals successfully cross the English Channel for
Diabetes Uk Charity - Oh what a night and Day!

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New report on empowering patients with their long term conditions

June 2014



  • The Children's Diabetes are team are proud to introduce their new Children's Diabetes Handbook  now available to download for this site.




Charity Events



May  2014

Insulin Safety Week - RoadShow UHL 19th May 2014

The clinical diabetes team and running Insulin Safety Roadshows next week across all 3 site for all staff. Come along and find out more!! (12/05/14)

Dementia week 18th - 24th May 2014

‘Don’t Bottle It Up’ campaign for Dementia Awareness Week 2014  18 – 24 May) is encouraging people with worries about dementia to come forward and discuss their anxieties

Next diabetes update 7th June 2014 - for all local HCPS

The second of the Diabetes Management Update Meeting for all Healthcare professionals in Leicester, Leicestershire presented by the Leicester Diabetes Centre is to be held at the Stage hotel. Book your free place now. 

New Type 1 Diabetes foundation Education course PIL and referral form.

The diabetes team  have updated their referral form and patient information leaflet for Type 1 Foundation group education courses at UHL. for more information see out Foundation Type 1 Education pages. (01/05/14)


HbA1c Diagnosing Guidance 01/05/2014)
See Leicestershire diabetes Guidelines 



Blood glucose monitoring Formulary updated (01/05/2014)
see Prescribing Guides

January 2014

NICE has published Local Government Briefings

Which are intended for local authorities and their partner organisations in the health and voluntary sectors, in particular those involved with health and wellbeing boards. View their latest briefings

A Case Report From Dr Marie-France Kong In The Lancet This Week

Progressive cerebellar ataxia and new-onset diabetes In the lancet this week by consultant Dr Marie-France Kong.  (13th January 2013)


NHS England vision for tackling diabetes in 2014

NHS England  has set out a vision for tackling diabetes in 2014.  The new plan,  Action for Diabetes, outlines how it would like to see better prevention of type 2 diabetes, earlier diagnosis of all diabetes, and support for people to manage their condition better and improve their quality of life. More Reports


Diabetes Management Update 27th February 2014

The next  Leicestershire Diabetes Update Meeting is to be held on the 27th February at the Best Western hotel, please click here for more information and registering your FREE place.

Collaboration  for Leadership in applied Health Research and Care - East Midlands - Launch February 14 at Holywell Park, Loughborough

Professor Kamlesh Khunti is the director
CLAHRC East Midlands is  a strong partnership organisation with collaborators across the region including NHS, Academia, Local Authorities and Industry. We will work closely with health professionals, patients and the public to ensure that not only is our research relevant to the local population but that positive results are transformed into improved patient care and wellbeing as quickly as possible. Professor Kamlesh Khunti is the director come join us at the launch. CLAHRC EM Launch 14th February 2014 - interested then please click on the link for more details

December 2013

  • New Coping with Sick days - Type1 and type 2 diabetes advice on how to manage sick day when on tablets and insulin - See coping with Sick Days

  • The Leicestershire Insulin Guidelines have now been endorsed by Leicestershire Medicines Strategy Group and are now available to download from our website. The Diabetes Management Guidelines and Algorithm have been amended as has the foot care pathways. Please download the new copies from the professional section : Leicestershire diabetes Guidelines page.

Diabetes In Older people

November  2013


October 2013

September 2013

Effective diabetes Education for the CCGs delivered by the Leicester Diabetes centre.

August 2013



July 2013 

June 2013

May 2013 

April 2013

  • Next 'Diabetes Management Update' 13th June 2013-click here for how to register for your free place 16/04/13

March 2013


February 2013


January 2013

  • EMAS Partnership Meeting-Hypoglycaemia 30th January 2013-register B4 24th Jan

Last year the Leicester City CCG unveiled its new campaign to raise awareness of free NHS health checks for 40-74 year olds in the City to help prevent the onset of serious health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease or strokes.

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

  • The EU Clinical Trials Directive was implemented in the UK in 2004.
    The European Commission, has published legal proposals to amend the existing EU Directive and this Briefing outlines the key changes proposed and what they mean for the NHS. More information on the EU Clinical Trials Directive can be found on the MHRA website. 24/09/12

  • New Guidance Update from Leicestershirediabetes - see article

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  • Diabetes Management Update 27th September 2012 - Book your free place now - New registration details-see article and agenda

Event hosted by UHL Diabetes care

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  • New Safe driving and the DVLA leaflet produced by the Diabetes team is available also this include the new law regarding Hypos and the DVLA

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  • Palliative care - End of Life Guidance the newly release national guidelines were developed in collaboration with DUK and were developed by a small team including our very own nurse consultant June James. The guidance has been endorsed by NHS diabetes, download your copy by clicking on the link

August 2012  

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July 2012

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South Asian Have Higher Levels Of Blood Glucose Than White Europeans



Keeping Safe during Ramadan 
 - Diabetes Management advice, food choices and more to help keep you safe this Ramadan-including downloadable booklet


June 2012



  • New evidence updates to the Cochrane review and more can be accessed from our UHL Clinical Library Bulletin (14/6/2012)

  • Atlas of Variation - The atlas includes 22 maps of indicators relating to the key care processes and outcomes, utilisation of secondary care, diabetic complications and


  • Have you got any ideas or inventions which have directly led to, or could lead to, improvements in patient care within the NHS. If so then why not  Enter the NHS Innovation Award - £10000 prize fund (14/6/2012)

  • Inpatient Diabetes Team Launch Competition - Prizes to be won for UHL wards (11/6/2012)






Professional News

January 2012 - May 2012  

  • Commissioning Integrated Diabetes Care - NHS East Midlands Conference
    A free to attend event. Tuesday 20th March 2012  09:30 – 16:00 Trent Vineyard Conference Centre - Chaired by Prof Davies (UHL)


  • Family fun Day 20th May 2012
    The Leicestershire Parents Group Of Diabetes UK Are Hosting A Family Fun Day And BBQ At Quorn Hall, Meynell Road, Quorn, LE12 8BG  20th May 2012 10am- 2pm



Report from the 21st International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Congress was held in Dubai 5-9th December 2011

Updated at 2012-09-04 10:15:18 by Shehnaz Jamal