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1 Understanding Diabetes Dr Gill Hood North Thames Clinical Research Network Barts Health NHS Trust

2 Host NIHR Clinical Research Network name Barts Health NHS Trust North Thames Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Greater Manchester Guy's And St Thomas' NHS Foundation TrustSouth London Imperial College Healthcare NHS TrustNorth West London Norfolk And Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Eastern Oxford University Hospitals NHS TrustThames Valley and South Midlands Royal Devon And Exeter NHS Foundation TrustSouth West Peninsula Royal Liverpool And Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust North West Coast Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Kent, Surrey and Sussex Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Yorkshire and Humber The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust North East and North Cumbria The Royal Wolverhampton NHS TrustWest Midlands University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust Wessex University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust West of England University Hospitals Of Leicester NHS TrustEast Midlands 15 Research Networks in England – “Making patients and the NHS Better” The Department of Health has announced the 15 NHS Trusts/Foundation Trusts that will host the local branches of the NIHR Clinical Research Network from April 2014.

3 Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4 Division 5 Division 6 CancerDiabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, metabolic and endocrine disorders, renal Children, genetics, haematology, paediatrics, reproductive health and childbirth mental health and neurology Primary Care, age and ageing, dentistry, HSR, public health, musculoskeletal, dermatology Anaesthesia/ peri-operative medicine and pain management, critical care, injuries/ emergencies, surgery, ENT, infectious diseases/ microbiology, ophthalmology, respiratory, gastroenterology, hepatology, North Thames CRN by Divisions from

4 Test your knowledge 1.How many people in the UK are currently diagnosed with Diabetes? 2.How many people are expected to have diabetes but don’t know it? 3.How many people have pre-diabetes? 4.How many types of diabetes are there? 5.Name 3 things that put people at increased risk of developing T2 Diabetes? 6.What causes T1 Diabetes? 7.What are the treatments for T1D? 8.What causes T2 Diabetes? 9.What are the treatments for T2D? 10.What is the main aim of treating diabetes? 11.What is the blood test HbA1c? 12.Should people with diabetes exercise? 13.Is there such a thing as ‘mild’ diabetes? 14.How often should people with diabetes have a review by their doctor or diabetes team?

5 Looking after your diabetes Medical management goals for diabetes are to aim, as early as possible, for near normal blood glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure Treatment will include regular medication, monitoring, dietary management and exercise regime – an uphill struggle This can conflict with normal living Personal self management goals may be different for people and based on other priorities, and influenced by many things Knowledge about your diabetes and general understanding of health can help! Some tips.


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