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Diabetes UK

3.9 million people now living with diabetes

15th June 2015

The number of people with diabetes in the UK has reached an all-time high of 3.9 million, according to new figures released today by Diabetes UK. The new information, extracted from official NHS ...

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Unawareness diabetes can lead to blindness

9th June 2015

Over 40 per cent of British people do not realise that blindness is one of the major complications of diabetes, according to a survey published by Diabetes UK. The survey of 1,994 adults aged 15 ...

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Rise in obesity across Europe predicted

8th May 2015

Europe will face a major obesity crisis by 2030 sparking fears of a rise in Type 2 diabetes, according to the latest projections by the World Health Organization (WHO). In the UK, one third (33 ...

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Controversy poured over red wine claims

8th May 2015

New research suggesting red wine can help improve the management of Type 2 diabetes has been described as “extremely weak” by Diabetes UK. A study has claimed a glass of red wine each ...

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Victory in campaign to cancel diabetes fines

1st April 2015

People with diabetes who have been unfairly fined for claiming free prescriptions will be reimbursed, it has been confirmed on the back of a Diabetes UK campaign. Since September 2014, thousands ...

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80 per cent of diabetes amputations avoidable

20th March 2015

A total of 80 per cent of diabetes-related amputations could be avoided with access to the right care and support, a new report by a group of leading charities has found. The report, Vital Signs: ...

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New rules to stop diabetes fines

19th March 2015

The system for checking free prescriptions to stop people with diabetes being unfairly fined will be changed, according to Health Minister Dan Poulter. Since September, thousands of people with ...

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