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Pupils diabetes ‘not getting satisfactory care’

Almost one in three (29 per cent) parents and carers of children and young people with Type 1 diabetes are less than satisfied with the care and support their child receives in school, according to a survey by Diabetes UK.

The survey of 409 parents of children and young people with Type 1 diabetes also found that a third (34 per cent) do not have an individual healthcare plan that fully meets their needs in school, something that experts regard as an essential element of adequate care at school. To read more, click here.

Entries sought for insulin safety award

Diabetes hospital teams are being invited to enter into a prestigious annual award.

The 2015 Rowan Hillson Insulin Safety Award, which is organised by Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care (JBDS – IP), is now open for entries. To read more, click here.

Diabetes forum reaches milestone

The UK’s largest forum for people with diabetes has hit another milestone – reaching more than 150,000 members.

Diabetes.co.uk offers people affected by diabetes – including friends, family and carers – a platform where they can talk, support and help each other by sharing stories and swapping knowledge. To read more, click here.

Event strives to improve diabetic footcare

Leading experts specialising in diabetic foot care will be sharing their knowledge at a conference aimed at tackling the condition next month.

The 'Diabetic Foot Disease: Early detection, prevention, and modern management' event takes place on Wednesday July 1, 2015. 

It is being organised by Dr Gerry Rayman in his role as President of Diabetes & Endocrine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. To read more, click here.

Ninjabetic – The C word (in diabetes)

It is complicated this diabetes business, isn’t it? The diagnosis of a long-term condition can be life altering. The management differs between us all, and sometimes it changes so frequently that it feels impossible to keep up. To read more, click here.