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People with diabetes and obesity should be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination

  Continuity of treatment for all patients with diabetes and obesity recommended as part of COVID-19 response People with diabetes and people with obesity should be prioritised for early COVID-19

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Surgery can free two thirds of patients with type 2 diabetes from use of insulin

Surgery more effective and cheaper than insulin for people with severe type 2 diabetes Surgery has been found to be more effective and cheaper than insulin for patients with type

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Length of hospital stays can be shortened – with new standard for inpatient nutrition

Nutrition screening and treatments will help hospitalised Covid-19 patients Reducing inpatient malnutrition estimated to save 30,000 bed days and €24m per year 30,000 bed days and €24m can be saved

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Call on HSE to make proven Obesity Treatment available to public patients

Call on HSE to make proven Obesity Treatment available to public patients ‘Daily injection’ treatment protects patients with obesity against diabetes and possibly COVID-19 30/10/2020 – NHS approved to make

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STUDY DAY: HOME PARENTERAL NUTRITION – INTESTINAL FAILURE October 14th & 15th 2020

STUDY DAY: HOME PARENTERAL NUTRITION INTESTINAL FAILURE – Clinical Experience and Guidelines Review October 14th & 15th 2020 Fresenius Kabi are hosting a 2 day webinar, focusing on Home Parenteral Nutrition

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Urgent need for specialist unit for adults with intestinal failure

The management of adult severe intestinal failure and home parenteral nutrition urgently requires a national specialist centre, according to IrSPEN. Tara Horan reports A DEDICATED SPECIALIST intestinal rehabilitation unit for

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Call for Action Healthcare experts call to improve the nutritional care of cancer patients

On 21 September, during the ESPEN-ONCA-MNI Joint Session at ESPEN Virtual Congress 2020, cancer patients’ representatives, dietitians, cancer care givers and industry emphasised the importance of nutritional care during cancer treatment and called

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Coronavirus News: Guidelines for Nutrition support of COVID-19 patients

NEW DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE Many patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 admitted to ICU will require artificial nutrition support.  To provide help to those dealing with ventilated patients who need feeding,

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COVID-19: Obesity patients must not be ‘stigmatised’ in re-start of non-COVID health treatments

Doctors publish ‘triage plan’ for obesity and diabetes treatments post-COVID-19 Doctors have cautioned against patients with obesity being ‘stigmatised’, in the re-start of non-COVID health treatments. The Irish Society for

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Nutrition screening to be introduced for all patients admitted to hospital

Treatment of malnutrition to be strengthened in hospitals New nutrition protocols of benefit to Covid-19 patients 30,000 bed days and €24m can be saved per year – as experts welcome new National Clinical