Yearly Archives: 2018

Just a wee drop!

The North East Essex Diabetes service is urging patients to help identify early signs of  kidney disease by providing a urine sample as part of their diabetes annual review. The specialist diabetes service, known as NEEDS, has raised concerns over the number of people who are not providing a sample or attending their annual GP

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Health In Mind ‘Wellbeing and Diabetes’ self-management courses

Who is Health in Mind? Health in Mind provide therapies and practical support for people experiencing anxiety, depression and other difficulties. Health in Mind is part of the national initiative called Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT). What is the ‘Wellbeing and Diabetes’ course? The course will provide the opportunity for people living with diabetes

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Diabetes services win big at ‘Quality in Care’ awards

Diabetes services across North East Essex and East Suffolk have been recognised for delivering high quality patient care, promoting best practice and improving education. Together, services across the region were applauded for clinical excellence and a determination to raise standards for those living with diabetes. The North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS), managed by Suffolk

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NEEDS Patient Newsletter – Autumn 2018

Read the latest newsletter here. Including: Highlights from Diabetes and You: Lifestyle and Wellbeing event How can I tell if diabetes is effecting my kidneys? Supporting each other: Type 2 Together groups Learning to live well with diabetes – Education case study Delivering high quality diabetes care – shortlist for HSJ awards

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North East Essex Diabetes Service shortlisted for prestigious healthcare award

North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS) is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for a prestigious Health Service Journal Award. We have been shortlisted in the Optimisation of Medicines Management category for our innovative ‘Virtual Ward’ project, which takes a holistic approach to care and has helped patients to better manage their condition.

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Patient Pump Newsletter – Issue 6

Your latest pump newsletter includes: NEEDS Update Are insulin pumps better than insulin injections? New insulin update Pump accessories What to do in event of pump failure Animas pump update Holiday / Travel info Dates of next pump workshop Download the full newsletter here

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People with diabetes inspired by local event

Over 100 people living with and caring for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in North East Essex attended a motivational event on Saturday 12th May which encouraged them to learn more about their condition and how they can best manage their diabetes. The event, titled ‘Diabetes and You’, took place in Colchester

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