Monthly Archives: March 2016

Diabetes community responds to sugar tax

17th March 2016

There has been a mixed response by leading diabetes charities about the Chancellor’s sugar tax on soft drinks. Chris Askew, Diabetes UK’s chief executive, said the announcement was ...

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Type 1 man launches diabetes social network

17th March 2016

A man with type 1 diabetes has launched a social media network aimed at people with the condition. Christopher Reed, from Portsmouth, launched JABA early this year and said since then word has ...

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Budget unveils soft drink sugar tax

16th March 2016

The introduction of a sugar tax on soft drinks has been announced as part of Chancellor George Osborne’s budget announcements. It is hoped the levy, which will come into force in 2018, will ...

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Leicestershire woman gets diabetes award

16th March 2016

A woman with type 1 diabetes has been presented with an award for living with the condition for 50 years. Monica Bloom, from South Wigston, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes aged 16, was ...

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Diabetes event gets third year go ahead

16th March 2016

An event designed to provide increase healthcare professionals’ knowledge about advising people with type 1 diabetes to exercise safely is returning for its third year. The Exercise for ...

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Teenage girl spreads type 1 message

16th March 2016

A teenage girl has appealed to the diabetes community to “live life to the fullest” despite having the chronic condition. Millie Hainge, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when ...

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Event promotes type 1 diabetes

13th March 2016

Challenging and inspirational accounts of type 1 diabetes were shared at a new forum formed to raise awareness of the condition. The experiences of people living with type 1 diabetes and those ...

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Diabetes consultants launch new type 1 event

9th March 2016

An event created to inspire people with type 1 diabetes to “think differently” about their condition takes place this weekend. The Talking About Diabetes (TAD) meeting has been organised by a ...

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Type 2 drug could lower breast cancer risk

9th March 2016

Metformin the drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes could help significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer. Research, carried out by the University of Copenhagen, has suggested that ...

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