Eastern England LRN
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Diabetes team at West Suffolk hits target on multinational study
The Diabetes Centre at West Suffolk Hospital has recruited to time and target on a multinational commercial trial, with help from Eastern Region Diabetes Research Network……. download the full article
NIHR DRN and Regional Clinical Diabetes Research Meeting - Paediatric Diabetes
The second annual NIHR Diabetes Research Network and Regional Clinical Diabetes Research Update meeting was held in October 2012 ….. download the full article
New Research Unit at Ipswich Hospital
After a long campaign Ipswich Hospital has opened a new Research Unit hailed by Dr Richard Watts, Research and Development Director, as “a place for innovations to improve patient care”. Staff and patients celebrated the opening of the unit and a new research era with a red-ribbon cutting ceremony, led by Chair of Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Ann Tate.
The new unit has a dedicated clinical setting for patients taking part in clinical trials and studies. It means patients can be seen more frequently, with better technology to support the studies.
Graham Reynolds, who has been taking part in a trial said, "These are fantastic new facilities for the hospital. It will be very helpful to patients taking part in trials to have this unit."
Dr Gerry Rayman who helped lead the campaign said, "This is a fantastic facility for our patients. Research is a very important contributor to their care, the diabetes research team is very pleased to be part of the development."
SCALE brings the Diabetes Research Network and Industry together
How can a Principal Investigator with limited experience in conducting industry studies recruit to time and target?
That was the question facing the research team behind SCALE (Safety and Clinical Adiposity – Liraglutide Evidence in Nondiabetic and Diabetic Subjects) study taking place at Addenbrooke’s Hospital … download the full article
Network support ‘invaluable’
How can a research network provide practical support to a research team to enable them to carry out their research better?
That was the question facing the diabetes team behind the DAFNE (Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating) 5x1 study taking place at Addenbrooke’s Hospital... more
Taking part in research – why it’s good for you and good for diabetes
Find out more in the April issue of our newsletter.
Take part in the Norfolk Diabetes Prevention Study and make a difference
Are you over 40 years of age, live in Norfolk, or are registered with a Norfolk GP?
If the answer is 'yes', and you can also answer yes to any of the questions below, then you may be eligible to take part in the Norfolk Diabetes Prevention Study.
This aims to screen people in Norfolk who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and then deliver dedicated lifestyle education on diet and exercise that could prevent hundreds of people developing the condition.
- Are you overweight?
- Do you have a family history of type 2 diabetes?
- Do you have a history of coronary heart disease?
- Have you had diabetes during pregnancy?
- Have you ever had impaired fasting glucose?
To find out more and to register please go to the Norfolk Diabetes Prevention Study website.
Where did our FSF allocation go in 2011/12?
Find out on our funding page.
Marking World Diabetes Day with healthy lifestyle message
You don’t have to sacrifice taste to enjoy lower fat, lower sugar food – as patients and members of the public at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge found out on World Diabetes Day.
To mark the day – which takes place every year on 14 November – the Eastern Region Diabetes Research Network, supported by diabetes clinical and research staff, held a stand to promote healthier lifestyles – with food samples and pedometers to give out to patients and members of the public.
Diabetes is a chronic and costly disease associated with major complications.
There has been a massive rise in type 2 diabetes in recent years, but several risk factors for the disease are modifiable and research has shown that lifestyle advice can be extremely effective in reducing diabetes risk.
That’s why diabetes education and prevention are so important.
Hopefully our stand will have encouraged more people to think about what they eat and how active they are.
You don’t have to make huge changes to your lifestyle to make a big difference to your health and reduce your risk factors.Sandra Mulrennan, Network Manager, Eastern LRN
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