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Diabetic Hub

Pimlico Health at the Marven has an aim to become the diabetic hub for South Westminster.

We are currently delivering care planning and diabetic management for >500 patients and are now managing the care for the >400 who have been identified as at risk of diabetes.

 What have we done to date?

Creating Diabetic appointments with Practice Lead GP, Lead Nurse, and Health Care Assistants.

Delivering blood tests & urinary analysis in house 6 days a week

Referral on to Retinal Eye screening

Foot checks

Referral to lifestyle trainer (6 weeks session) every Wednesday.

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Weekly Clinics in house, delivered by:

Community Diabetic consultant

Community Diabetic Nurse

Community Dietician

 

What’s to come in 2017?

Introduction of Healthy Hearts sessions (6-10 week programmes) available

Every Friday in the surgery.

Addressing such matters as healthy eating, better cooking, Smoking, Stress.

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As part of the NHS National Diabetic Prevention Programme we will be referring all patients at risk to this programme.

Patients will undergo 9 months of mentoring and monitoring to reduce any further risks of an onset of diabetes.

We will be running 1-2-1 sessions with Dietician and other such specialists in this field every Monday. Alongside this will be running group support forums, where patients can come together to share experiences and help encourage each other on Saturdays.

 Most people would be shocked to know that around 22,000 people with diabetes die early every year. Type 2 diabetes is a leading cause of preventable sight loss in people of working age and is a major contributor to kidney failure, heart attack, and stroke.

As well as the human cost, Type 2 diabetes treatment accounts for just under nine per cent of the annual NHS budget. This is around £8.8 billion a year.

There are currently five million people in England at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. If these trends persist, one in three people will be obese by 2034 and one in 10 will develop Type 2 diabetes. However, evidence shows that many cases of Type 2 diabetes are preventable.

There is also strong international evidence which demonstrates how behavioral interventions, which support people to maintain a healthy weight and be more active, can significantly reduce the risk of developing the condition.

 The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) will identify those at high risk and refer them onto a behavior change programme.

The NHS DPP is a joint commitment from NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK.

 

Useful links below are as follows (Click images):

Diet Information:

10-ways-to-eat-well-with-diabetes

A Couple Recommended Apps:

BG Monitor Diabetes

Rating: 4.5/5

 Cost: Free

Interface: Slick and elegant, BG Monitor is a breeze to navigate.

Usability: Track everything, calculate how much insulin you need, set reminders, and create spreadsheets and graphs of your data. You can also organize all of your entries with tags.

Favorite thing: There’s a lot to love about this app, but we particularly like being able to create a photo log of your meals. It’s great for when you’re out with friends and don’t want to take the time to record your food.

 

Sugar Smart

Rating: 4.5/5

Cost: Free

Interface: Slick, Bright and easy to use.

Usability: Let’s start scanning! Just scan the barcode and see how much total sugar it contains** 
*Based on 4 gram sugar cubes
**The number of sugar cubes shown is based on total sugar in grams per pack/100g or ml/portion divided by 4 grams (the weight of one 4 gram sugar cube). Images are a representation only. 
**The number of sugar cubes shown is based on total sugar in grams per pack/100g or ml/portion divided by 4 grams (the weight of one 4 gram sugar cube). Images are a representation only.

Favorite thing:

Without us realising it, we’re all eating and drinking too much sugar:
• Children aged 4-6 years shouldn’t have more than 19 grams of added sugar per day – that’s 5 cubes* 
• Children aged 7-10 years shouldn’t have more than 24 grams of added sugar per day – that’s 6 cubes* 
• From 11 years and up, we shouldn’t have more than 30 grams of added sugar per day – that’s 7 cubes*

 
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