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National diabetes prevention drive launched

England's first type 2 prevention drive has been launched in a bid to help 100,000 people, it has been announced.

The first wave of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) will start this year across 27 areas and will be rolled out across the rest of England by 2020. To read more, click here

Budget unveils soft drink sugar tax

The introduction of a sugar tax on soft drinks has been announced as part of Chancellor George Osborne’s budget announcements.

It is hoped the levy, which will come into force in 2018, will help tackle childhood obesity which is on the rise in the UK. To read more, click here

Diabetes community responds to sugar tax

Diabetes charities have given a mixed response about the Chancellor’s sugar tax on soft drinks.

Chris Askew, Diabetes UK's chief executive, said the announcement was "promising news" but JDRF said some people with type 1 diabetes had responded negatively to the sugar levy. To read more, click here

Event promotes type 1 diabetes

Challenging and inspirational accounts of type 1 diabetes were shared at a new forum created to raise awareness of the condition. To read more, click here

Weight loss aids type 2 reversal

People who have had type 2 diabetes for up to 10 years can reverse their condition, according to new research.

A new study suggested that people who manage to reverse their diabetes and then keep their weight down can also remain free from the condition. To read more, click here