Diabetes levels rising warns Diabetes UK

The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK has increased by more than 150,000 to 2.8 million in the past year, warns Diabetes UK today.Oman

The data, collected from GP practices, also show the nationwide figure of people registered as obese to have risen to over five and half million, an increase of more than 265,000. This now means one in 20 of the population is being treated for diabetes and one in ten for obesity.

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has been granted £20,000 from the Scottish Government’s South Asia Development Fund to deliver a programme in the management of diabetic foot disease in India that could prevent diabetes related limb amputations. Our Podiatry experts are training phsyicians in India next month.

We also have Masters level programmes in Diabetes Care and Management.

Give the Applied Knowledge Exchange a ring on 0141 331 3189 to talk about our diabetes expertise.

Jerry Morris: The man who invented exercise

cardiac rehabilitationJerry Morris, a Glasgow-educated epidemiologist who recently died aged 99, has been credited as “the man who invented exercise”.

His research was vital in showing the links between exercise and health. In 1948, he helped found the Medical Research Council’s social medicine unit. His work focused on coronary heart disease and physical activity and infant mortality. Later, in the 1950s, Jerry’s book Uses of Epidemiology was used as a blueprint for public health activities and influenced the reform of health and social services under the Labour governments.

Here at Glasgow Caledonian University’s School of Health and Social Care, Dr Morag Thow is doing vital work in the investigation of cardiac rehabilitation.

Scotland has one of the highest levels of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease in the UK and the world. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is the key method of providing secondary prevention and
improving prognosis and quality of live for those who survive a cardiac event. In 1985 the first comprehensive exercise-based programme in Scotland was established in Glasgow. Glasgow Caledonian University  established the first Masters cardiac rehabilitation education programme for clinical specialists in 1998. Learn more about our work here.

The School of Health and Social Care at Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to developing professionally relevant training, which is responsive to local, national and international developments within healthcare provision. HealthQWest, an innovative £4.9million research consortium based at higher education institutions and the health services across the west of Scotland, was launched at Glasgow Caledonian University.

The Applied Knowledge Exchange can help your business with professional healthcare training, research and problem solving. Contact Dr Andy McNair to find out more.

Experiencing health and illness in Scotland

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) are working together in a strategic partnership to explore potential for enhancing knowledge exchange in the arts and humanities in Scotland.

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They are co-hosting an event that aims to bring arts and humanities researchers together with partners from related disciplines and organisations is taking place on 1 September, 9-5 pm, Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh. To attend this free event, please e-mail your details to knowledgetransfer@ahrc.ac.uk.

The idea behind the event is to explore how arts and humanities subjects can contribute to new perspectives on the experience of health and illness in Scotland and and new approaches to therapy and recovery in Scotland.