Reversing Type 2 Diabetes?
Wednesday, 27 June 2018
5:00pm to 7:00pm, House of Commons
6 months from Flash Glucose Monitoring: What’s next for Access to Technology?
CHANGE OF DATE: Thursday, 19 July 2018
2:15pm to 4:00pm, House of Commons
Reversing Type 2 Diabetes?
Around 60 per cent of cases of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented by making lifestyle changes: having a healthy balanced diet, moving more and losing weight, if you are overweight. But once Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed, what can be done?
Scientists have researched and demonstrated how bariatric surgery and new weight management treatments can help people put their Type 2 diabetes into remission or at least reduce their medication.
While not a permanent cure, this research could completely change the way millions of people living with Type 2 diabetes are treated in the future, with extraordinary benefits for the individual and the NHS.
What is the longer-term impact and effectiveness of these treatments? Can treatments like this be offered as active treatment options to people with Type 2 diabetes in the future?
There is not a one-size-fits all approach and it is extremely important that dietary recommendations are based on good evidence rather than individual opinions. Diabetes UK’s new nutrition guidelines recommend an individualised approach which may include dietary, physical activity, surgical and medical strategies. People with Type 2 diabetes considering losing weight should get support and advice from a healthcare professional.
6 months of Flash Glucose Monitoring – What’s next for Access to Technology?
Flash glucose monitoring helps people to safely manage their condition, improving their quality of life and reducing the risk of serious diabetes related complications such as amputation and blindness.
Six months ago, it was announced that flash would be made available on the NHS across the UK – but it’s local decision makers who choose whether to fund flash in their area. And too many are making the wrong decisions.
Thousands of adults and children living with diabetes are being denied a new life-changing technology. And this is nothing new. From Flash Glucose Monitoring, to Continuous Glucose Monitors, Test Strips and Insulin Pumps – while new technology offers the hope of making diabetes more manageable, often these innovations do not reach the people who need it the most.
What have some local decision makers saw that others did not? What is the impact of being denied access to technology? And what can be done to help end the unfair postcode lottery access to technology?
The APPG will hear from academics, specialists, healthcare professionals and people with diabetes on the supporting evidence, challenges and opportunities.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP by emailing email@example.com. This is a formality as there is no requirement to pre-register for this meeting. Due to limits on room capacity, please note that admittance will be on a first come, first served.