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Diabetes and the UK General Election 2015

The five main political parties have now all published their manifestos ahead of the 2015 UK General Election on Thursday, May 7. We take a look at what they are saying about healthcare. To read more, click here.

New diabetes self-management app

A app which allows people with diabetes to track medication, food intake, insulin levels and exercise has been launched

OneDrop was created by Jeff Dachis, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 47 and is the co-founder of US digital marketing agency Razorfish.

He created the software after failing to find an existing app that handled glucose testing, insulin medication and activity logging.

The app allows people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes to either publicly, or anonymously, share information with other users. To read more, click here.

US makes $300m investment for Type 1 diabetes research

The US government has passed legislation for $300m (£200m) of funding for Type 1 diabetes research.

Senators approved the country’s Special Diabetes Program (SDP) for two additional years, ensuring $150m (£100m) can be spent in each of the next two years supporting cutting-edge Type 1 diabetes research at the country’s National Institutes of Health.

Karen Addington, Chief Executive at JDRF in the UK, said: "The renewal of the Special Diabetes Program is excellent news for Type 1 diabetes research globally. We congratulate the thousands JDRF of supporters across the United States for approaching their local senators and representatives about why they most vote to renew it."

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