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£40m pledged to support people with diabetes

A total of £40m has been pledged to support a wider programme of investment in helping treat and care for people who already have diabetes.

The plans were unveiled in the 2017-2019 NHS Operational Planning and Contracting document. To read more, click here

Baby genetics could help predict type 2

Genetic differences in babies have been discovered which might help determine their chances of developing type 2 diabetes and other diseases in later life. To read more, click here.

Success for hypo campaign

A total of 136 sites across the UK have been taking part in Hypo Awareness Week.

The annual campaign gives healthcare professionals and the diabetes community the opportunity to discuss hypoglycaemia in hospitals and primary care settings.

A total of 23 primary care sites, four networks and one care home signed up to take part and the rest of the participating sites were hospitals from all over the country. To read more, click here.

Policeman prevents motorway hypo crash

A woman who had a hypo and passed out while driving on a motorway with her baby in the car was safely forced off the road by the police.

PC Daniel Pattison responded to reports of a car swerving and colliding with the central reservation on the M1 in Leicestershire. To read more, click here

Cholesterol-lowering gene variants linked to type 2 risk

Certain genetic variants related to reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol may raise the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

More than half a million people were meta-analysed and researchers found that variants near NPC1L1 and other genes associated with the reduction of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) were linked to a greater type 2 diabetes risk. To read more, click here