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NEWS

A FOOD FIGHT

WORTH HAVING

£40M FUNDING FOR DIABETES

Diabetes UK is soon to take an important

message to government, that food labelling

needs to be clear and simple for everyone,

something that matters a lot to people living

with diabetes. In order to add weight to it's

argument, Diabetes UK is trying to get as

many signatures as possible via a petition.

The Food Upfront campaign aims to

help everyone make healthy and informed

choices about the food they eat.

For people living with diabetes, this lack

of clear and consistent labelling is making

it harder to manage their control on a dayto-day basis.

It's also making it harder for

everyone, with or without diabetes, to stay

healthy, so it's good for everyone.

Sign the Food Upfront petition for clear,

consistent and compulsory food labelling

including: front-of-pack traffic light labelling

on all pre-packaged foods sold in the UK;

Calorie labelling in key restaurants, cafes

and takeaways, with carbohydrate content

available online or when requested in

store, as well as carbohydrate content

labelling on products per portion or per

individual unit as prepared (how much

easier would that make things!).

If you think this makes sense, sign

the petition and let's get things moving!

Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England,

announced at the Diabetes UK Professional

Conference held in mid-March that £40m

will be available for the second year of

transformation funding. Chris Askew, Chief

Executive of Diabetes UK commented,

"We'd hoped to have confirmation that this

funding would continue, and enable local

services to continue making improvements

to the care they provide, so today's

announcement is great news for people

living with diabetes.

"This news means that local areas can

continue building on their early progress

using transformation funding to improve

their services. In addition to the direct

benefit to people with diabetes, improving

these services will also make the NHS more

sustainable in the long run."

The NHS Shared Planning Guidance

for 2017-2019 set out transformation

funding for supporting improvement

in the treatment and care of people

with diabetes. Around £44 million of

transformation funding will be used to

improve treatment and care for the 2.8

million adults and children diagnosed

with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. This will

include:

• increasing uptake of structured

education

• improving achievement of the NICE

recommended treatment targets

(HbA1c, blood pressure and cholesterol

for adults, HbA1c only for children)

• reducing the number of amputations

by improving access to multi-disciplinary

foot care teams

• reducing lengths of hospital stays by

improving access to specialist inpatient

support

Speaking at the event, Stevens called

Dr Partha Kar, NHS England Associate

National Clinical Cirector for Diabetes,

and Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical

Director for Obesity and Diabetes, on

stage to sit next to him, then they took

questions from the audience.

Kar described this as, "A very clear

signal of intent- as well as support if

there ever was one." It also showed the

relationship these members of the NHS

diabetes team shares with the top tiers of

the NHS.

TO SIGN THE PETITION

CLICK THIS LINK!

DUK_FoodFightPetition

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