April 20

Press release: Preventing amputations major concern as diabetes numbers rise

first_img Out of hours 020 8200 4400 PHE press office: Shaun Whelan patients from England had 147,067 hospital stays for diabetic foot disease the average length of stay in hospital was 8 days and the total number of days spent in hospital for diabetic foot disease was 1,826,734 85,837 individual patients were admitted for foot disease and 33% of these had more than one stay over the 3 years the rate of major amputations was greatest among men (male rate 10.5/10,000 population-years compared with females 4.9; and the white population rate of 9.6/10,000 and non-white 2.6) It’s a tragedy that so many people are unnecessarily having to face the life-changing consequences of diabetes, such as amputations. Survival rates and quality of life for people following such major surgery can often be poor. This shouldn’t be happening when the condition is preventable. The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme has been hugely successful in providing help and support to those at risk of developing the condition, which is why it’s now being doubled in size. It’s important that those providing the service need to work closely with their local public health teams who know their community, to ensure they’re reaching and meeting the needs of those at greatest risk. Type 2 diabetes remains the greatest health challenge in this country and many adults are in danger of developing this deadly but preventable disease. Telephone numbers 020 3682 0573 New data from the Diabetes Foot Care Profiles, published by PHE’s National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network, shows that the number of major lower limb amputations (above the ankle) continues to rise – with 7,545 major amputations over the past 3 years between 2015 to 2018, compared with 6,957 between 2012 to 2015.The overall number of major amputations is increasing, as the number of people with diabetes rises, but the rate among people with diabetes is not significantly increasing.The data also shows that while the risk of diabetes is higher in some ethnic groups, especially those from South Asia, the rate of major amputations caused by diabetes is greatest in white males. The data also shows that there is significant variation in the risk of amputation across the country.Type 2 diabetes is a preventable condition and even those living with the disease can make simple lifestyle changes that will help them stay well and even potentially reverse the disease.To help reach more people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the NHS Long Term Plan, launched in January, included a commitment to double the NHS DPP over the next 5 years.This means the programme – delivered by Public Health England, NHS England and Diabetes UK – will support 200,000 people each year to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which can be prevented by better lifestyle choices: eating a healthy balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight and being physically active.Top findings from today’s data show that during the 3-year period of 2015 to 2016 up to 2017 to 2018: The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is set to rise from 3.9 million (in 2017) to 4.9 million by 2035, equivalent to around 9.7% of the adult population. Approximately 90% of people with diabetes have type 2.Dr Jenifer Smith, Programme Director at PHE for the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, said: Email [email protected] The goals of the NHS DPP are to reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes; reduce the incidence of complications associated with type 2 diabetes (heart, stroke, kidney, eye and foot problems related to diabetes); and reduce health inequalities associated with incidence of type 2 diabetes, over the longer term.One in six hospital beds are occupied by someone with type 2 diabetes and 22,000 people die early every year in England as a result of the disease.BackgroundMore information is available from PHE’s National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network’s Diabetes Foot Care Profiles.last_img read more

August 14

MLB Rule 5 Draft results 2019: Selections, draft order, eligibility rules

first_imgThe final day of the 2019 Baseball Winter Meetings is here, which means it’s time for the Rule 5 Draft.One of the more underrated events of the year, the Rule 5 Draft gives teams an opportunity to steal talent from other clubs, who may either not have space for them on their major league roster or don’t fully see the talent. MORE: Winter Meetings 2019 — Everything you need to know about the four days in San DiegoShane Victorino and Johan Santana are just two examples of players who were selected in the Rule 5 Draft who went on to have very successful major league careers.Here’s all you need to know about the 2019 installment: What is the 2019 Rule 5 Draft?There’s a bit of technical stuff that goes into the Rule 5 draft, but the gist is this: Players in a minor league system who are not placed on a team’s 40-man roster are eligible to be drafted by another team with a few qualifications:— Players who signed with their current club at age 18 or younger and have five years of experience are eligible to be drafted if they aren’t on the 40-man roster.— Players who are 19 or older and have four years of experience are eligible, as well.Once a player is drafted, the team drafting the player must pay $100,000 to the club from which the player is drafted. The selected player must stay on a team’s 25-man roster for a year. If not, he reverts back to his original squad for $50,000.A team can only make a selection if its 40-man roster is not full.When is the 2019 Rule 5 Draft?The Rule 5 draft takes place on Thursday, Dec. 12 at noon eastern (9 a.m. PT). Rule 5 Draft 2019 orderThe Rule 5 draft order is the reverse order of the 2019 regular-season standings:1. Tigers2. Orioles3. Marlins4. Royals5. Blue Jays6. Mariners7. Pirates8. Padres9. Rockies10. Angels11. White Sox12. Reds13. Giants14. Rangers15. Phillies16. Cubs17. Red Sox18. Diamondbacks19. Mets20. Brewers21. Cardinals22. Nationals23. Indians24. Rays25. Braves26. A’s27. Twins28. Yankees29. Dodgers30. Astros Rule 5 Draft 2019 selectionsEleven selections were made in the major-league portion of the 2019 Rule 5 Draft.Round 1:PickTeamPlayerPositionOrganizationLevel1Detroit TigersRony GarciaRHPNew York (AL)Triple-A2Baltimore OriolesBrandon BaileyRHPHoustonTriple-A3Miami MarlinsSterling SharpRHPWashingtonTriple-A4Kansas City RoyalsStephen Woods Jr.RHPTampa BayTriple-A5Toronto Blue JaysNo Pick6Seattle MarinersJohan RamirezRHPHoustonTriple-A7Pittsburgh PiratesNo Pick8Los Angeles AngelsNo Pick9Chicago White SoxNo Pick10Cincinnati RedsMark PaytonOFOaklandTriple-A11San Francisco GiantsDanny JimenezRHPTorontoTriple-A12Texas RangersNo Pick13Philadelphia PhilliesVimael MachinSSChicago (NL)Triple-A14Chicago CubsTrevor MegillRHPSan DiegoTriple-A15Boston Red SoxJonathan ArauzSSHoustonTriple-A16Arizona DiamondbacksNo Pick17Milwaukee BrewersNo Pick18Washington NationalsNo Pick19Tampa Bay RaysNo Pick20Atlanta BravesNo Pick21Oakland A’sNo Pick22Minnesota TwinsNo Pick23Los Angeles DodgersNo Pick24Houston AstrosNo PickRound 2:PickTeamPlayerPositionOrganizationLevel1Detroit TigersNo Pick2Baltimore OriolesMichael RuckerRHPChicago (NL)Triple-A3Kansas City RoyalsNo Pick4Seattle MarinersNo Pick5Cincinnati RedsNo Pick6Chicago CubsNo Pick7Boston Red SoxNo Picklast_img read more