Tuesday December 5 2017: Changing Health, the digital education and support service for people with Type 2 diabetes, has welcomed new research from Diabetes UK’s DiRECT programme announced today.
‘We welcome the new research from Diabetes UK. It suggests that they have made a breakthrough in understanding how to put Type 2 diabetes into remission. While we need to be cautious because this is only the first year of a two year trial, this trial is transforming how we think about type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is reversible for a significant proportion of people with the right lifestyle changes. The challenge is now about translating these findings at scale. ,’ said Professor Mike Trenell, one of the authors of the paper and Chief Science Officer at Changing Health.
DiRECT is a two-year trial testing if a weight management programme based on a low-calorie diet can be used to put Type 2 diabetes into remission and be delivered entirely in primary care.
Changing Health’s CEO, John Grumitt, said ‘The good news for the NHS and CCGs is that this is yet more evidence that effective, clinically driven education programmes can make a life changing difference to the lives of people at risk or suffering from Type 2 diabetes. What used to be a life sentence now looks like it may – in some circumstances – be reversible. At Changing Health we have demonstrated remission of Type 2 diabetes and have this available to the NHS today, at scale.’
Changing Health has contracts with 16 NHS organisations running across England reaching 241,675 people with Type 2 diabetes.
Data from Changing Health’s programme shows average reduction in weight of 7.4kg, a mean reduction in HBA1c of 6.8mmol.mol. This would equate to a 34% remission rate based on DiRECT data. On average users consume 955 less calories per day, and increase moderate to vigorous activity by 322 minutes each week with Changing Health.
Changing Health Spokespeople
Professor Trenell and John Grumitt are available for interview.
Changing Health Case Studies
Case studies are available, see here for details. www.changinghealth.com/cs and www.changinghealth.com/cs2
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Changing Health is the only provider of evidence-based education and sustained behaviour change support tools for people with or at risk of Type 2 diabetes. With these, we improve clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and derive better use of scarce health resources.
Today 3% of people with diabetes attend education: almost none receive sustained support. We remove access barriers and use techniques proven to improve clinical outcomes which in turn reduce spend on avoidable complications that consume 10% of NHS budget. Visit www.changinghealth.com to learn more.
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