It’s World Diabetes Day 2018

14 November 2018
Source: IAPB

As the incidence of diabetes increases worldwide, so too will the number of people living with its complications including visual loss and blindness. The IAPB Global Compendium of Good Practice explains how we can prevent this future today. In the UK there is a comprehensive Diabetic eye screening programme for diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic eye screening is a key part of

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Fight for Sight and Diabetes UK announce new research partnership

19 February 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

          Additional funding made available for research into visual impairment associated with diabetes The leading eye research charity, Fight for Sight, has partnered with the leading UK charity for people affected by diabetes, Diabetes UK, to call for applications for a new jointly funded award. This is the first time the two organisations have joined forces.

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Jude Kay starts as Head of Diabetic Eye Screening Wales

2 February 2018
Source: Public Health Wales

Jude Kay took up post as Head of Programme for Diabetic Eye Screening Wales (DESW) on 8 January. Jude has almost 20 years of NHS management experience, spanning operational service management, service commissioning and modernisation, corporate roles and policy development. She has worked in NHS Wales for the last 12 years, largely in the Gwent area but always working collaboratively

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IDF: Integrating diabetes evidence into practice: Challenges and opportunities to bridge the gaps

26 January 2018
Source: IDF Europe

Diabetes presents a significant burden in Europe; the IDF Diabetes Atlas 2017 estimates that it affects 58 million people and costs a staggering 145 billion euros annually.   Every day, new evidence is produced to improve the prevention and treatment of diabetes. However, the pace at which this new evidence is implemented into practice and has an impact on healthcare

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IDF Europe sheds light on barriers preventing uptake of evidence in the management of diabetes in the European region

30 November 2017
Source: IDF Europe

IDF Europe, the voice of the diabetes community in Europe, presents findings of a report aimed at identifying gaps in diabetes management and suggesting recommendations to improve the lives of people affected by this condition in Europe Diabetes, an underestimated pandemic Today in Europe, 58 million people are living with diabetes and 36 million more are at risk of developing the

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Blindness from diabetes halves in Wales, new research shows

1 August 2017
Source: Welsh Government

The number of people in Wales diagnosed as blind or living with sight loss as a result of diabetes has almost halved since the introduction of a new national diabetic retinopathy screening programme in 2003, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal. For further information please click HERE

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HQIP: National Paediatric Diabetes Audit 2015-16

28 February 2017
Source: HQIP

Background to the Audit Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose in the blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly. High blood glucose levels over time may cause complications associated with diabetes including damage to small and large blood vessels and nerves. Over time this can result in blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke,

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‘The Effects of Sight Loss on Diabetic Patients in Accessing Information, Managing Diabetes and Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle’

21 February 2017
Source: Chris Muldoon, Guide Dogs

Please find attached ‘The Effects of Sight Loss on Diabetic Patients in Accessing Information, Managing Diabetes and Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle’ from Chris Muldoon.  

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Public Health England: Diabetic eye screening: competencies for administrative staff

11 January 2017
Source: Public Health England

Guidance to help diabetic eye screening providers develop local frameworks to train and develop administrative staff. Local diabetic eye screening providers are advised to implement the competencies in this document and any additional competencies relevant to their local service. This will help to make sure administrative work is carried out effectively and appropriately. Full details are available here: Diabetic Eye Screeening

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