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NEWS

Covid link to new-onset

diabetes

Experts say that growing numbers

of people being diagnosed with

new-onset diabetes may be

linked to Covid-19 and there is an

'urgent need' for research into the

phenomenon. A comprehensive

review led by the National Institute

for Health Research (NIHR) Applied

Research Collaboration (ARC) East

Midlands has explored 'Covid-19,

hyperglycaemia and new-onset

diabetes'. An international team

of researchers says that early

identification and treatment of

people who fall into this category

could improve their long-term

outcomes.

Several studies conducted

during the pandemic have reported

that Covid-19 is associated with

hyperglycaemia in people with

and without known diabetes.

Authors of this latest research also

acknowledge that the phenomenon

of new-onset diabetes following

hospital admission has been seen

with other viral infections. The

perspective, published in the

American Diabetes Association's

journal, Diabetes Care, explores

four possible reasons for the link

between Covid-19 and new-onset

diabetes. These are:

Pre-existing undiagnosed

diabetes. People admitted to

hospital may have had undetected

diabetes before admission, which

could result from recent weight

gain due to lifestyle changes and

worsening of hyperglycaemia due

to self-isolation, social distancing,

reduced physical activity, and

poor diet linked to mental health

issues.

Stress hyperglycaemia and newonset

diabetes following acute

illness. The phenomenon of

hyperglycaemia and new-onset

diabetes following admission to

hospital with acute illness has

previously been identified. In

Covid-19, stress hyperglycaemia

may be even more severe due

to the cytokine storm - an

inflammatory syndrome.

Viral infections and new-onset

diabetes. Viral infections may

affect the pancreas. Previous

studies have reported acute

inflammation in the pancreas due

to other viruses.

In hospital steroid-induced

hyperglycaemia. Steroid-induced

hyperglycaemia is common in

hospitalised patients. Previous

studies have shown that

between 53-70% of non-diabetic

individuals develop steroidinduced

hyperglycaemia.

The authors also focused on

the management of people with

new-onset diabetes following

Covid-19 and made a series of

recommendations for future

research.

To read the review in full,

CLICK HERE.

More Libre languages

Abbott has created its FreeStyle Libre educational resources in accessible

format to meet the needs of the diverse group of people using the diabetes

technology. The resources include Easy Read information to help people

with diabetes who have a learning disability and their carers when they

start using FreeStyle Libre 2, and educational materials in seven foreign

languages - Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian and Urdu. To

view the resources, CLICK HERE.

Low Carb

certified

Diabetes Digital Media has

announced that its Low Carb

Program app has successfully passed

the Digital Technology Assessment

Criteria by NHSx. The Digital

Technology Assessment Criteria

(DTAC) ensures products meet

NHS standards in clinical safety,

data protection, cyber security,

interoperability and accessibility.

These guidelines bring together

legislation and recognised good

practice into one place, helping the

system to assess products quickly

and consistently.

Arjun Panesar, Co-Founder and

Chief Operations Officer of Diabetes

Digital Media said: "I'm delighted that

the Low Carb Program has passed

the DTAC. It shows our commitment

to clinical and technical excellence

in achieving our mission of scalable,

engaging and effective digital

services for people with obesity,

prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes."

Charlotte Summers, Co-Founder

and Chief Operations Office of

Diabetes Digital Media said: "The

DTAC approval is another step to

democratising access to the Low

Carb Program to support people

to achieve prediabetes and Type 2

diabetes remission. We are grateful

to NHSx and look forward to

empowering even more people with

our services."

The Low Carb Program is a

nutritionally focused, 12-session,

digitally delivered, educational

behaviour change intervention,

typically for glycaemic control

and weight loss for adults with

prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Developed by Diabetes Digital Media,

the behaviour change platform

supports people so they can achieve

their selected health goals and is

tailored to each user, depending on

their disease profile, ethnicity, age,

gender and location.

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