Category Archives: News

Meet our Mental Health Practitioner

Hear what our Mental Health Practitioner, Clair Piper, has to say about mental health for those living with diabetes and the support services available through NEEDS: I trained to be a Mental Health Nurse back in 2008 and have worked in a variety of settings including mental health inpatient wards and within the community setting.

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Sick Day Rules for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

The sick day rules below are for those living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. They have been adapted to include a few extra steps for people to consider during the current COVID-19 situation. If you have the TREND or DAFNE sick day rules you can still follow these – the core advice is the same.

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Service Update – Coronavirus (06.04.20)

Please be aware that most of the North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS) team have now been redeployed to help our NHS colleagues in the hospital during this overwhelming time. Therefore, ALL routine appointments and phone follow ups have been cancelled until further notice. Individual clinician’s mobiles and emails will not be in use, but

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Coronavirus – Public Information

The Government and NHS are well prepared to deal with the virus. But you can help too. Germs can live on some surfaces for hours. To protect yourself and others: Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Bin the tissue, and to kill the germs, wash your hands

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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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