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World joins together for diabetes day

A total of 152 countries are taking part in World Diabetes Day (WDD) helping to promote the condition and draw attention to the importance of eye screening.

According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), one in two adults currently living with diabetes is undiagnosed, which is why the organisation is asking people who, may be at risk of type 2 diabetes, to take action. To read more, click here

Prime Minister opens new Diabetes UK office

Prime Minister Theresa May has opened a new Diabetes UK office on World Diabetes Day (WDD) to mark the global campaign.

The new premises is located at the Wells Lawrence House surgery in Whitechapel and was named after the two founders of Diabetes UK, the author HG Wells and his doctor Robert Lawrence. To read more, click here

Google marks Frederick Banting's birthday

The search engine giant Google has marked the 125th birthday of Sir Fredrick Banting by changing its iconic homepage to a commemorative picture of the scientist.

Sir Frederick was Canadian and is best known for his pioneering work using insulin to treat diabetes, which earned him the Nobel Prize. To read more, click here.

Ninjabetic – Diabetes awareness

Diabetes Awareness Month is in full swing and one of the highlights for me is reading about change and how people manage that in their day-to-day lives.

Obviously a diagnosis of diabetes, whatever the type, can be life-changing for all involved, however change doesn't end with the diagnosis. To read more, click here