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The research team, led by Professor

Iskandar Idris, looked at cardiovascular

events in over 11,000 people with Type

2 in the UK, including heart disease, heart

attack and stroke. They compared 131

people who had bariatric surgery with 579

similar people who had not, and examined

their health over 10 years. All participants

were at first being treated with insulin,

with an average age of 52. Over the 10-

year period, people in the surgery group

were 71% less likely to have developed

coronary heart disease and 69% less

likely to have peripheral arterial disease.

Director of Research at Diabetes

UK, Dr Elizabeth Robertson, comments:

"While [this surgery] won't be suitable for

everyone and may not be a treatment

of choice for some people, evidence is

building that weight loss surgery should

become a more widely accessible

treatment option. For now, the best way

to reduce your risk of cardiovascular

complications is to keep your blood

glucose, blood pressure and blood fat at

healthy levels, seek help to stop smoking,

keep active and eat a healthy, balanced

diet."

T1D and deprivation

Health records of people with Type 1

diabetes in Scotland has revealed the

health inequalities depending on where

they live. Researchers examined more

than 30,000 records from 2004 to 2016,

looking at any differences in blood sugar,

control between different ages, social

groups and gender. The research found

that people with Type 1 living in the most

deprived areas of Scotland had higher

blood sugar levels than people from the

least deprived areas (on average, HbA1c

was 7.78mmol/mol higher in most

deprived areas than least deprived areas).

Social deprivation is also strongly

linked to higher levels of physical inactivity,

poor diet, smoking and poor blood

pressure control, which can all increase

the risk of developing serious diabetes

complications. Professor Helen Colhoun,

from University of Edinburgh, who led

the research, said of the results, "This

underlines the need for policies to tackle

these inequalities since they lead to higher

rates of diabetes complications."

Insider edge

For the second year, Diabetes UK

has included an Insider Day after the

professional's part of the conference

had ended. This day was for people

with diabetes to come along and listen

to speakers and talk to suppliers, giving

them the opportunity to take part and

actually handle products.

According to Chris Aldred, known

online as the Grumpy Pumper, who

attended the day, "The key message I

heard from the HCPs in the sessions that

I attended at the Insider Day was 'Don't

beat yourself up about your blood glucose

test results, an in-range HbA1c is not

easy to achieve. Diabetes management is

really hard. It's not your fault, or a matter

of blame.' It was refreshing to hear this

at an event aimed at people living with

diabetes."

www.diabetes.org.uk

Chris Aldred, aka the Grumpy

Pumper, says Diabete UK's

Insider Day was 'refreshing'.

www.the-grumpy-pumper.com

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