Posts Tagged ‘Lister hospital’

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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New clinic treats rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups quickly, avoiding hospital admissions

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are now accessing a new service – called a flare clinic – to get the care they need more quickly than has been the case previously. If not treated early, patients experiencing a sudden flare-up of their symptoms can end up in A&E and even be admitted – which earlier intervention […]

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New clinic treats rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups quickly, avoiding hospital admissions

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are now accessing a new service – called a flare clinic – to get the care they need more quickly than has been the case previously. If not treated early, patients experiencing a sudden flare-up of their symptoms can end up in A&E and even be admitted – which earlier intervention […]

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Local health and social care heroes chosen to represent Midlands and East in NHS birthday awards – Butterfly volunteers

Friday, May 18th, 2018

The Trust’s Butterfly volunteers team, which is funded by the Hospital Charity, has been chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent the Midlands and East region in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. As regional champion in the Care and Compassion category, they will now vie with other regional winners from across […]

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Local health and social care heroes chosen to represent Midlands and East in NHS birthday awards – renal telemedicine

Friday, May 18th, 2018

The Trust’s renal telemedicine team has been chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent the Midlands and East region in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. As regional champion in the Future Health category, they will now vie with other regional winners from across England for a national award to be presented […]

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Local health and social care heroes chosen to represent Midlands and East in NHS birthday awards – Butterfly volunteers

Friday, May 18th, 2018

The Trust’s Butterfly volunteers team has been chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent the Midlands and East region in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. As regional champion in the Care and Compassion category, they will now vie with other regional winners from across England for a national award to be […]

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