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Conference connection

March began with Diabetes UK's Professional Conference, where

thousands of diabetes professionals gathered in Liverpool to hear

about the latest research and other developments in diabetes

healthcare. Round-up by Angela Coffey.

Emotional health

Diabetes UK has launched new resource

for HCP based around supporting the

emotional needs of adults with diabetes.

It has been created on the understanding

that when HCPs consider people's

emotional needs, then their diabetes

management can improve. We know

that diabetes and the constant need for

self-management can be a real strain,

affecting emotional health, and the guide

includes chapters on common issues,

including depression and fear of hypos.

DiRECT findings

The second-year results of the Diabetes

Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT) have

revealed that more than a third (36%) of

people with Type 2 diabetes who took part

in the weight management programme

are in remission two years later.

This builds on the first-year results,

which revealed that 46% of participants

were in remission after one year. Of these,

70% are still in remission one year later.

Professor Roy Taylor - who led the

trial alongside Professor Mike Lean - said

the findings "pull down the curtain on the

era of Type 2 diabetes as an inevitably

progressive disease".

Remission was defined if the

participants had a HbA1c of less than

48mmol/L (6.5%) without needing to use

any Type 2 diabetes medications. The

weight management programme, which

involves an intensive low-calorie diet,

also resulted in better quality of life and

reduced need for diabetes medications,

compared to standard care.

Dr Elizabeth Robertson, Director of

Research at Diabetes UK, said about the

research, "Remission of Type 2 diabetes

can be life changing; DiRECT offers one

potential solution, we are committed to

working with the researchers and the NHS

to ensure these exciting findings reach

people with Type 2 diabetes as soon as

possible. But we know Type 2 diabetes is

complex, and this approach will not work

for everyone. That's why we're continuing

to invest in further research, to understand

the biology underlying remission and find

ways to make remission a reality for as

many people as possible."

www.diabetes.org.uk/direct

Type 2 remission

Diabetes UK has created an 'information

prescription' to help healthcare professionals talk to patients with Type 2

about the possibility of remission.

The charity produces Information

Prescriptions (IP) to help healthcare

professionals support diabetes patients

to manage their condition and avoid

complications, and cover topics

including HbA1c, foot care and blood

pressure. Currently, remission services

are not provided by the NHS, however

NHS England plans to pilot a remission

programme, while NHS Scotland is rolling

out programmes across the country.

Diabetes UK hopes that this new tool will

help healthcare professionals to dispel

some myths, talk about remission and

how it might be possible for some people.

The charity is asking for feedback on the

new IP from both healthcare professionals

and their patients before it is more widely

available.

If you have Type 2 diabetes and would

like to discuss remission, you can ask

your healthcare professional to download

the template, which can be found at

www.diabetes.org.uk/ip-prof

Bariatric benefits

New research has found that weight loss

(bariatric) surgery in people with Type 2

diabetes can protect against heart and

large blood vessel disease. Bariatric

surgery is already known to help diabetes

management for people with Type 2, as

well as put the condition into remission in

30-60% of cases. continued over

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