Posts Tagged ‘diabetes’

Spotting families with genetic diabetes can transform their care

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Most people have heard of type-1 and type-2 diabetes, but there are other, rarer, forms of the condition caused by a change in a single gene, known as monogenic diabetes, which affects about 3.5% of those diagnosed with the condition.  Identifying patients with monogenic diabetes, and confirming this by genetic testing, can lead to changes […]

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Spotting families with genetic diabetes can transform their care

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Most people have heard of type-1 and type-2 diabetes, but there are other, rarer, forms of the condition caused by a change in a single gene, known as monogenic diabetes, which affects about 3.5% of those diagnosed with the condition. Identifying patients with monogenic diabetes, and confirming this by genetic testing, can lead to changes […]

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Diabetes team helped Hitchin fire officer Daniel Fair stay on top of his diabetes

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Daniel Fair, a 31 year-old firefighter from Hitchin, looks a picture of health, but in November 2009 he was diagnosed as having type 1 diabetes. As Daniel says: “I was due to go on a three-week trip to Australia and was beginning to feel unwell. Then when I was out there I started to feel […]

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Helping young people with diabetes from slipping through the net

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Living with type-1 diabetes as a young adult can be challenging, with some finding it difficult to stay in touch with the clinical teams looking after them. A new service has been introduced by the Trust to help those with type-1 diabetes who have disengaged from the regular care of a specialist team of doctors […]

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Helping young people with diabetes from slipping through the net

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

A new service has been introduced by the Trust to help those with type-1 diabetes who have disengaged from the regular care of a specialist team of doctors and nurses. This successful initiative, which has received national attention and is being funded by the East and North Hertfordshire CCG, seeks to ensure that these young […]

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Trust’s research team feature in prestigious journal

Monday, February 26th, 2018

The Trust’s research team has had a paper about one of their studies published in the prestigious Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology Journal. Above: Members of the team with Adie Vijoen (back row, middle), the study’s European chief investigator and Trust consultant chemical pathologist The study, led at the Trust by the study’s European chief investigator and […]

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Using telemedicine to support diabetes patients with kidney disease better

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Patients with diabetes are at risk of developing kidney disease, which often has few symptoms and if not caught in time can leave people with little option other than renal dialysis to stay alive. Now a new service from the Trust’s diabetes and endocrinology team, which uses telemedicine to allow hospital consultants to engage directly […]

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Using telemedicine to support diabetes patients with kidney disease better

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Patients with diabetes are at risk of developing kidney disease, which often has few symptoms and if not caught in time can leave people with little option other than renal dialysis to stay alive.  Now a new service from the Trust’s diabetes and endocrinology team, which uses telemedicine to allow hospital consultants to engage directly […]

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Trust’s diabetes team wins national 2014 Quality in Care award

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Following the Trust’s diabetes team becoming the first in the UK to provide a seven-day-a-week diabetes outreach team consisting of both specialist doctors and nurses, this achievement – which had brought real benefits to the care of hospital patients – recently won one of the prestigious national Quality in Care Diabetes awards.  The award, which […]

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Trust’s diabetes team wins national 2014 Quality in Care award

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Following the Trust’s diabetes team becoming the first in the UK to provide a seven-day-a-week diabetes outreach team consisting of both specialist doctors and nurses, this achievement – which had brought real benefits to the care of hospital patients – recently won one of the prestigious national Quality in Care Diabetes awards.  The award, which […]

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