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NEWS

TOP: Community pharmacist

Gareth Evans. ABOVE: staff at the

local pharmacy. BELOW: Two of

the sites that have successfully

offered Waistaway.

PHARMACISTS WEIGHT-LOSS RESULTS

A community pharmacist based in the

East of England has published significant

results from his weight management

service, showing that pharmacies are

ideally placed to provide practical weight

loss support, taking the strain off the NHS.

For 17 years, Gareth Evans has

offered Waistaway - personalised

weight-loss plans and support, including

for people with Type 2 diabetes, based

upon the recognised NICE guidelines.

There are choices of Waistaway diets

and products so that it's best suited to

individual's needs, and some include

meal replacement programmes.

Data from Evans' pharmacy clinics

show dramatic results with mean weight

losses of 10.1% and has helped over

1,000 dieters gain medical benefit

through pharmacist-led, non-medicated

weight-loss support and importantly at

no cost to the NHS.

This study into the service proves

pharmacy can take a critical healthcare

professional role in weight management

support, offering the NHS a route to

potentially huge savings. Results from the

study show that:

• A greater than 5% reduction in weight

resulted in significant improvements in

Type 2 diabetes, blood pressure and

cholesterol levels.

• A total of 1,875 dieting sequences

were recorded from 1,023 dieters. In

1,261 (67.3%) sequences, a medically

beneficial weight loss of >5% was

achieved.

• The results demonstrate that

community pharmacies can make a

significant contribution to reducing the

obesity epidemic at no cost to statefunded health systems.

Evans says: "We hope this publication

creates more action to give true weight

loss the serious consideration it demands,

by the government and healthcare

sectors, and the public. Pharmacy is

ideally placed to reduce the clinical and

financial strain many 'lifestyle' diseases

cause the NHS, such as type 2 diabetes

and hypertension."

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Index

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  2. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
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  5. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring
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  7. Medtronic Guardian Connect
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  10. Page 0010
  11. BD, Becton Dickinson, injection technique, BD pen needles
  12. Page 0012
  13. Home test HbA1c, A1C Now Self-Check
  14. Page 0014
  15. Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
  16. Page 0016
  17. Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, Diabetes Technology Network, Libre Flash education p
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  22. NHS UK coronovirus information
  23. Second Nature lifestyle behaviour change
  24. Carbs & Cals, Chris Cheyette, Yello Balolia, Making Carbs Count
  25. Carbs & Cals, Chris Cheyette, Yello Balolia, Making Carbs Count
  26. Carbs & Cals, Chris Cheyette, Yello Balolia, Making Carbs Count
  27. Diabetes UK helpline
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  30. Nemaura Medical, Faz Chowdhury, sugarBEAT, BEATdiabetes, glucose sensor, glucose sensor for Type 2 d
  31. Nemaura Medical, Faz Chowdhury, sugarBEAT, BEATdiabetes, glucose sensor, glucose sensor for Type 2 d
  32. Nemaura Medical, Faz Chowdhury, sugarBEAT, BEATdiabetes, glucose sensor, glucose sensor for Type 2 d
  33. Nemaura Medical, Faz Chowdhury, sugarBEAT, BEATdiabetes, glucose sensor, glucose sensor for Type 2 d
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  39. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders
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