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Choir ‘boosts confidence’ of kids with diabetes

A choir made up of children who have type 1 and type 2 diabetes has been set up in Leicester.

The 'Highs & Lows' choir was created to offer the children and their parents extra support in a non-clinical environment, whilst having fun and learning to sing. To read more, click here.

Pop star hits out at 'ignorant' diabetes Twitter commentAdd a title

US singer Nick Jonas has hit out at fitness company Crossfit for a recent post they published on the micro-blogging site Twitter about diabetes.

The star, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 14 years, criticised the company about the content which he claimed was misleading. To read more, click here.

New NICE guidelines ‘could miss’ vital gestational diabetes diagnosis’

Women at risk of gestational diabetes could be overlooked because of new healthcare guidelines, according to a new study.

Researchers at the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust believe the newly introduced gestational diabetes guidelines, set by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), could miss vital information needed for a diagnosis. To read more, click here.

Diabetes blogger in fundraising bid

A diabetes blogger has announced plans to cycle 100 miles for Diabetes UK.

Known as Grumpy Pumper, Chris Aldred has had type 1 diabetes for more than 20 years and uses his Twitter feed to write about his condition as well as his day-to-day activities. To read more, click here.

Landmark tribunal decision says type 2 diabetes ‘not a disability’

A bus driver with type 2 diabetes, who was dismissed for gross misconduct and accused his former employers of disability discrimination, has been told he does not have a disability by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).

Mr J Stout brought several claims against Metroline which were dismissed, however at a preliminary hearing the Employment Tribunal did rule that type 2 diabetes was, in fact, a disability.

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