Diabetes patients face 65% higher risk of heart failure

A UK study indicates that people with diabetes have a significantly raised risk of heart problems. Quite a good argument for increasing the uptake of remote diabetes care, surely? Diabetes patients face 65% higher risk of heart failure. GP Online.

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  1. Cathy

    … and we have started by removing the finger prick test strips from many GPs prescribing list :eek:

    This condition offers great scope for encouraging self management but as outlined in a comment to one of the Guardian articles in November (http://discussion.guardian.co.uk/comment-permalink/19510379) and followed up two commens below that one, there are reasons why many self managing diabetics would not be keen on telehealth.

  2. UpNorthAndToTheRight

    Exactly the same issue in Telecare with people that have epilepsy. Do I want a system that records and informs the amount and frequency of my seizures when by doing this I can lose the very thing I hold dear – the independence of driving a car?

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