Diabetes Update - May 2022

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Diabetes Update

May 2022

Diabetes Update – May 2022 

Welcome to our May diabetes communications update. We aim to keep you informed about the diabetes work of Strategic Clinical Networks (SCN) and developments that may impact people living with or at risk of developing diabetes in Greater Manchester (GM) and those providing their care. We want to make sure that GP practices, primary care networks, trusts and CCGs are kept up to date, so please do share these with colleagues and contacts. Please also let us know if you will like us to share important news or information with other stakeholders in Greater Manchester by emailing winifred.bajulaiye1@nhs.net

Diabetes Prevention Week

Diabetes Prevention Week

  • Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week runs from 23–29 May 2022. The campaign aims to raise awareness of type 2 diabetes, how to prevent it, and at-risk groups. It encourages the public to check their risk via the Diabetes UK Know Your Risk tool.
  • The campaign also encourages healthcare professionals to refer eligible people to the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme – an evidence-based lifestyle change programme which helps people at high risk of type 2 diabetes to reduce their risk through managing their weight, eating more healthily and being more physically active.
  • The NHS Diabetes Programme has developed a digital toolkit that you can download in a few clicks for free, containing everything an organisation needs to help prevent type 2 diabetes. Download your toolkit now.

Diabetes My Way

  • Updates to Diabetes My Way to ease patient registration and new support available to GP practices to recruit patients have seen a huge increase in patients joining. April saw our highest number of registrations to date with 429 patients registering to use the platform (see chart opposite) and registration rates continue to rise.
  • We are continuing to offer practices practical and administrative support with sending out invites to eligible patients (email Manchester@mwdh.co.uk for more information).
  • If you would like to find out more about how Diabetes My Way can support your patients to self-manage their diabetes join one of next webinars on 18th or 25th May at 12:30pm. Click here to join the webinar.

NHS Low Calorie Diet Programme

  • April saw 19 patients achieve their M1 programme start milestone, our highest month since the pilot began.
  • Initial outcome data shows that on average patients achieve a weight reduction of 17.6kg and an average blood glucose reduction of 2.2mmol/mol at the end of the 12-month programme. These results are really promising and are in line with the results from the DiRECT trial.
  • Please continue to refer eligible patients into the pilot, more information including eligibility criteria can be found here, please email the team at GM-LCD@xylahealth.com for more information.


Structured Diabetes Education in GM

  • 20/21 NDA GM figures show just 3.6% of people with type 1 and 6% of people with type 2 attended an education course, these figures are currently worse than the England average.
  • We have commissioned GP Excellence to develop a primary care training programme to support staff to engage patients to take up the offer of diabetes education, which will be launched in the Summer.
  • We have a range of accredited eLearning courses available through Diabetes My Way which can be coded for QoF. To improve accessibility to these courses we have added a ReachDeck toolbar which includes text to speech, reading and translation support. Head to Diabetes My Way eLearning and click on the ReachDeck logo (see opposite) in the top right-hand corner to load the toolbar.

Diabetes UK - Tackling Inequalities in Diabetes Lab

The DUK social innovation programme is a bottom-up, strategic response to improve outcomes for people with diabetes who experience inequalities in their diabetes care.  DUK are now accepting expressions of interest to join the Tackling Inequalities in Diabetes Lab in June 2022. Inequalities related to ethnicity and deprivation can lead to some of the poorest outcomes for people with diabetes.  Furthermore, the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on inequalities are likely to be profound.  This inequality in diabetes should not be inevitable and the Lab is an environment where people involved in the system come together to develop and test responses to complex challenges.   You can express your interest and sign up for an exploratory session which will allow the chance to find out more about the Lab process, discover whether it's the right choice for you and share more about your area of work.  Find out more at The Tackling Inequality in Diabetes Lab | Diabetes UK.

If you have any questions about the process or would like to be involved in the Lab in an alternative capacity, please email changelabs@diabetes.org.uk and one of our team would be happy to have a conversation with you.

News & Events

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Understanding Type 2 Diabetes eLearning course

This online course is suitable for people with type 2 diabetes, their family and healthcare professionals. It will be available between 1st and 2nd June, with materials and session recordings remaining available until Monday 6th June. To register visit https://understandingtype2.mydiabetes.com. If you have any further questions regarding the course please email support.myway@nhs.net.

Diabetes is Serious

DUK north region webinar being held on the 21st June . This webinar is open to anyone living with or working in diabetes consider the ways forward for recovery of diabetes services following the coronavirus. Click here for more information & booking.


Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care (JBDS-IC) guideline updated

The JBDS-IC has released an updated version of the Inpatient Care of the Frail Older Adult with Diabetes guideline to improve hospital care for older people with the condition. This guideline was coordinated by Professor Alan Sinclair of fDROP and King’s College, London. The update includes a new reference to COVID-19 and an algorithm on managing diabetes and frailty on admission to hospital. Click here for further information.


The National Advisory Panel on Care Home Diabetes (NAPCHD)

The National Advisory Panel on Care Home Diabetes (NAPCHD) has launched a new strategic document for diabetes care which provides a key opportunity to address the major shortfalls in delivering high-quality diabetes care in care home settings. It represents the first major comprehensive guideline in this area since the 2010 Diabetes UK clinical guidance, but it also goes further and provides advice on the use of technology, working with adult social services, enhancing communication between stakeholders and producing a philosophical framework for delivering care. Click here for further information.


NHSE/I North-West Diabetes Technology Conference

09:00 – 17:00, 22nd June 2022

Improving outcomes for childhood Diabetes is an NHS priority. Dr Satish Hulikere, North West Clinical Lead for CYP Diabetes is hosting a North West Diabetes conference focusing on increasing the use of technology and reducing health inequalities. The event will explore new NICE guidance on CGMS and pathways for 0-25years. Free of charge and open to anyone with a specialist interest in Children and Young People with Diabetes. Click here for more information and booking.


Diabetes UK webinar recordings now available


See our website for more information on all our networks.