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Trend Diabetes has pulled together some resources to help you and people with diabetes through these rapidly-changing times. The Trend Diabetes sick-day rules leaflets for type 1 and 2 diabetes have been revised in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The documents ‘Type 1 diabetes: What to do when you are ill’ and ‘Type 2 diabetes:...
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The TREND-UK sick-day rules leaflets for type 1 and 2 diabetes have been revised in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The documents ‘Type 1 diabetes: What to do when you are ill’ and ‘Type 2 diabetes: What to do when you are ill’ have been fully updated with the latest clinical guidance. The leaflets are...
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As the Coronavirus continues to spread, we have taken the decision to postpone the Diabetes: At the Heart of the Matter workshops. The new dates will be in November and December of this year, with further details, including booking links, released as and when we get them. We are aware the NHS is currently under...
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A call for just two diabetes nursing titles has been made after the results of the first-ever, England-wide Diabetes Specialist Nurse (DSN) Audit revealed there were 117 job titles. The survey was launched by TREND-UK, an organisation that represents all diabetes nursing groups, because the number of diabetes specialist nurses (DSNs) was previously unknown. In...
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Type 2 diabetes remission was the talking point of the TREND-UK National Conferences held this month. More than 500 delegates attended the diabetes nursing organisation’s annual events held in Solihull on Friday, October 4, and in London on Friday, October 11. Keynote speaker, Professor Roy Taylor, from Newcastle University, spoke at the conference staged in the...
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A diabetes specialist nurse (DSN) has helped transform the way teenagers access crucial TREND-UK educational materials for transitional care. Jane Beedie, a transition DSN based at Northampton General Hospital, noticed a lot of young people with diabetes were missing important details when it came to moving from their paediatric healthcare team to adult services. She...
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TREND-UK was invited along to diabetes reception at Downing Street hosted by Theresa May. Along with NHS staff, diabetes charity workers from across the UK and children and adults with diabetes, TREND-UK’s core committee of three co-chairs Debbie Hicks, Jill Hill and June James were invited along. The Prime Minister has type 1 diabetes and...
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A report from one of the TREND-UK Bursary beneficiaries… Diabetes UK APC, March 6/7th2019 feedback report Anna Steele Thank you for the funding which allowed me to attend the first two days of the Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference, Liverpool 2019. The conference was attended by >3000 delegates and I am fortunate that I was one...
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Tickets are now available to reserve for this year’s TREND-UK’s National Annual Conference. As always the forthcoming free event will be held in two locations in the UK for attendee convenience. Once again, this year, it will be held in Birmingham and London, on October 4 and October 11 respectively.  Places are limited and both dates are...
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Flash and continuous glucose monitoring devices can now be used to take glucose readings by people who rely on insulin-treated diabetes get behind the wheel, it has been announced. The DVLA has updated its current regulations following discussions with the Secretary of State for Transport’s Honorary Medical Advisory Panel on driving and diabetes. Until now,...
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