Dr Jonathan Valabhji, MiniMed 670g hybrid closed loop insulin pump

NEWS

EXTRA

DIMENSIONS

GLUCOSE LENS ON HOLD

800-CAL DAILY DIET ON NHS

King's College Hospital (KCH) has

revealed the results of its best practice

physical and mental health model.

Three dimensions of care for diabetes at

KCH, also known as 3DFD scheme (3

Dimensions of care For Diabetes), sees

around 300 patients a year with diabetes

who also have mental health relatedissues

such as needle phobia, depression

or anxiety. Since it launched in 2010/11

the statistics show that among patients

with diabetes there has been a 45%

drop in A&E visits; 43% fewer hospital

admissions and 22% fewer hospital bed

days, a saving of £850 per patient over a

one-year period.

www.england.nhs.uk/3dfd

Thousands of people with Type 2 diabetes

in England are to be prescribed a very

low-calorie diet in the hope of reversing

their condition. Under the pilot they will be

restricted to 800 calories a day, in the form

of soups and shakes, for three months. In

a trial that took place in 2017 almost half

of those involved apparently managed to

put their diabetes into remission. Up to

5,000 patients will be prescribed the diet

by the NHS initially and receive follow-up

support. Prof Jonathan Valabhji, national

clinical director for diabetes and obesity

for NHS England, acknowledged the

diet is challenging and it does not suit

everyone, saying, "But we think it is worth

exploring the implementation of these

programmes within the NHS so that those

who could benefit, can benefit."

Meanwhile, a Type 2 diabetes

prevention programme has also been

running in England for the past three

years and has seen encouraging results.

So far, more than 250,000 people who

were on the cusp of developing Type 2

diabetes have been referred to classes

that offer advice and support on food, diet

and exercise. On average, participants

have each lost 8lb (3.6kg) in weight,

greatly reducing their risk of developing

the condition. Dr Shareen Forbes,

reader in diabetes and endocrinology

at the University of Edinburgh, said:

"There are now a number of studies that

demonstrate remission of Type 2 diabetes

with weight loss. Such interventions

can have significant economic impacts

given the levels of Type 2 diabetes now

in society. These are important clinical

studies."

www.bbc.co.uk/news/

On 16 November Verily, Google's sister

company, published a blog post by Chief

Technical Officer Brian Otis referring to

one of Verily's first projects. The idea was

to putting sensors on contact lenses to

measure glucose levels for people living

with diabetes in order that they could

better manage the condition.

Otis said, "Our clinical work on

the glucose-sensing lens has since

demonstrated that there was insufficient

consistency in our measurements of the

correlation between tear glucose and

blood glucose concentrations to support

the requirements of a medical device. We

are at a point where we have decided,

together with Alcon, to put the glucosesensing lens work on hold. We

remain

committed to improving the lives of people

with diabetes including through improved

methods for inexpensive and unobtrusive

glucose sensing to support diabetes

management. We are working closely

with Dexcom to develop miniaturized

continuous glucose monitors and with

Onduo, our joint venture with Sanofi, to

integrate continuous sensing into the

care paradigm for people living with Type

2 diabetes."

www.verily.com/blog

The MiniMed

670G hybrid

closed loop

pump, p.16.

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