New national guidance to help prevent rise in diabetes

Posted by er134 at Mar 06, 2014 10:05 AM |
Leicester academics help shape National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance

A team of Leicester academics has been instrumental in shaping National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance that will influence medical policy towards diabetes prevention nationwide.

The new guidance will focus on people from minority ethnic groups where the occurrence of chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke is up to six times higher, and occurs from a younger age, among these groups.

The Leicester Diabetes Centre is an alliance between the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (Leicester’s Hospitals), the University of Leicester, the local community and Primary Care and is located at Leicester General Hospital.

Dr Danielle Bodicoat (pictured) from the Centre, performed the analysis for the study and said that the new guidance will mean that more people will receive interventions to help them make changes to their lifestyle and diet earlier, which will be instrumental in halting the rise in diabetes.