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COVID-19: UK instructed to stay at home this weekend

4th April 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said that staying at home this weekend is "not a request" as the nation was instructed to stay at home amid warm weather forecast this weekend. Mr Hancock was joined…

Clinicians must be “vigilant” when PWD present with COVID-19 symptoms

3rd April 2020

Frontline healthcare staff are being urged to be “more vigilant” when it comes to assessing people with diabetes (PWD) who are presenting COVID-19 symptoms. A team from the University of Leeds has been looking at…

TV doctor explains why COVID-19 might impact people with diabetes more

3rd April 2020

A doctor known to some from the popular Channel 5 TV show GPs: Behind Closed Doors has been explaining why COVID-19 might impact people with diabetes more severely. Speaking to Business Insider, Dr Amir Khan,…

1.7m people contact NHS in 15 days with COVID-19 symptoms

2nd April 2020

The NHS 111 service has responded to more than 1.7 million people who say they have developed coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 15 days, according to new figures.  Nearly 1.5 million have participated in online…

How Coronavirus affects your sense of taste and smell

1st April 2020

UK researchers have suggested that a loss of taste or smell could be a sign of coronavirus. By mapping the symptoms of over 400,000 people through an app, the researchers of King’s College London discovered…

COVID-19 measures are “making a difference”

31st March 2020

Measures taken to combat COVID-19 by the UK public are making a difference, according to Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK Government’s chief scientific adviser. Transmission of the coronavirus is thought to be decreasing, he told…

Young teacher with type 1 diabetes and lung condition conquers COVID-19

30th March 2020

A teacher with type 1 diabetes has spoken about recovering from COVID-19, her experience, her symptoms, and how she conquered it. The secondary-school teacher also has a condition called Alpha-1 antitrypsin (A1AT) which affects her…

Top diabetes expert urges those with diabetes to seek virtual health appointments

27th March 2020

A top NHS England diabetes expert is urging people to avoid face-to-face clinical appointments amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In an interview with Medscape, Professor Partha Kar, National Specialty Advisor for Diabetes, said: “Regarding services, we…

Coronavirus: I have diabetes, am I at a greater risk?

25th March 2020

People with diabetes may have a greater risk of developing COVID-19 than those who do not have type 1 or type 2, researchers have said. Hong Kong experts say the risk of infection from coronavirus…

Coronavirus: UK in lockdown – what does it mean for you?

24th March 2020

The UK in Lockdown On 23rd March 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new, stricter rules that have put the UK in lockdown, preventing people from leaving their homes in the ongoing effort to overcome…

Better benefits for fasting females discovered

24th March 2020

More research into fasting has shown there is a significant difference to the health of fasting females who have refrained from eating during a six-hour window when compared to males. An Australian team from the…

COVID-19 in children with diabetes: ISPAD recommendations

23rd March 2020

An international body has released recommendations regarding COVID-19 in children with diabetes. The guidance, issued by the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) is directed at healthcare professionals who may have children, adolescents…

Social distance measures may be needed for ‘most of the year’

20th March 2020

Social distancing controls may be needed for the best part of the year, alternating between strict and less-strict measures in order to stop intensive care units being overwhelmed, according to the UK government's scientific advisers.…

Type 1 diabetes children study is halted amid COVID-19 pandemic

19th March 2020

Recruitment for a type 1 diabetes trial involving young people has been paused amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been announced. Biopharmaceutical company Provention Bio has been busy developing PRV-031, a type of antibody, which…

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