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Post by Admin on Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:20 am

Diabetes UK: 20,000 children with diabetes risk future amputation and blindness
Leading health charity Diabetes UK warns that more than 85 per cent of children and young people with diabetes (20,000)1 in England and Wales risk amputation and blindness in later life unless urgent steps are taken to help improve their diabetes management. To help tackle this problem, the charity has issued a major research call for interventions to improve diabetes care and management, and is encouraging applications aimed at children. According to the largest ever paediatric diabetes audit, the National Diabetes Paediatric Audit2, published today by the NHS Information Centre3, 85.5 per cent of people with diabetes under 25 have dangerously high blood glucose levels, putting them at increased risk of devastating long term complications including blindness, amputation, heart disease and kidney failure.
The audit also shows that the highest proportion of people with dangerous blood glucose levels were those aged 12 to 24. In addition, only 498 out of 12,204 people in this age group (four per cent) received all the eight basic annual health checks4 including blood glucose, foot and eye checks.
Barbara Young, Chief Executive at Diabetes UK, said: “The results of this audit cannot leave us in any doubt that urgent action is needed to improve diabetes care and management for children and young people. Of all people with diabetes, teenagers have the worst control which can partly be explained by the high rate of not attending clinic and poor transitional care from paediatric to adult services where many are ‘lost’ in the system.
“As part of our major research call, Diabetes UK is calling on healthcare professionals and researchers to submit innovative research proposals that will specifically look into overcoming barriers to patient engagement such as teenage non-attendance or projects to help patients achieve good blood glucose control. Our investment in research has the potential to help health services develop care which caters for the very complex and specific needs of younger people. Giving them the start they need to manage their diabetes for the rest of their lives means a generation of children do not have to face a future of devastating health complications.”
Dr Tabitha Randell, Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at Nottingham Children’s Hospital, said: “Diabetes is difficult to deal with at any age, but it is particularly tricky during teenage years. The hormones that put the body through puberty make good diabetes control at lot harder to achieve. Add to this the need that young people have to develop their independence and the desire not be different from their friends can mean diabetes is something that they would prefer to ignore. We need to develop strategies to work with young people and their families to help support them through this and allow diabetes to be part of their lives rather than either ruling it out or pretending it is not there at all. It is hoped by encouraging young people to work in partnership with their families and their diabetes teams, we may be able to improve things for the future.”
The National Diabetes Paediatric Audit will be available from 9:30am on Wednesday 13 July at www.ic.nhs.uk/nda
For more information about research at Diabetes UK, visit www.diabetes.org.uk/research
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For further media information please contact Maria Lam on 020 7424 1166 or the Diabetes UK Media Relations Team on 0207 424 1165 or email [url=mailto:pressteam@diabetes.org.uk]pressteam@diabetes.org.uk[/url].
For urgent out of hours media enquiries only please call 07711 176 028. ISDN facilities available.

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19,558 records of children and young people (CYP) account for 80 per cent of all CYP with diabetes in England and Wales, meaning total number of CYP with diabetes equates to more than 24,000. 85.5% of 24,000 equates to 20,520.
The National Diabetes Paediatric Audit has 19,558 records, from 155 paediatric units, on CYP with diabetes aged 0 – 24 during a 12-month audit period from 2009 to 2010.
The NHS Information Centre for health and social care (The NHS IC) is England’s authoritative, central, independent source of health and social care information. It works with a wide range of health and social care providers nationwide to provide the facts and figures that help the NHS and social services run effectively. Its role is to collect data, analyse it and convert it into useful information which helps providers improve their services and supports academics, researcher, regulators and policymakers in their work.
The NHS IC also produces a wide range of statistical publications each year across a number of areas including: primary care, health and lifestyles, screening, hospital care, population and geography, social care and workforce and pay statistics.
All CYP with diabetes aged 12 and above should have eight care processes: HbA1c (blood glucose), Body Mass Index, blood pressure, Albumin and Creatinine (kidney), cholesterol, eye and foot exam.
The £2.5 million would be invested over five years.
Type 1 diabetes develops when insulin-producing cells in the pancreas are destroyed. This type of diabetes usually appears before the age of 40 and accounts for around 10 per cent of all people with diabetes. Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented, it is not known why it develops and it is not connected with being overweight. People with Type 1 diabetes have to take insulin either via a pump or by injections several times a day to stay alive. Type 2 diabetes develops when the body can still make some insulin, but not enough, or when the insulin that is produced does not work properly. Insulin acts as a key unlocking the cells, so if there is not enough insulin, or it is not working properly, the cells are only partially unlocked (or not at all) and glucose builds up in the blood. Type 2 diabetes usually affects people over 40 (over 25 in people from South Asian and Black backgrounds) and can be treated with a healthy diet and increased physical activity but medication and/or insulin is often required. In around 80 per cent of cases the condition is linked with being overweight and can go undetected for up to ten years.
Diabetes UK is the leading charity for over 3.5 million people in the UK with diabetes. In 2011, Diabetes UK aims to spend over £6 million on diabetes research to investigate the causes and prevention of diabetes, to improve care and treatment of diabetes and ultimately to work towards a cure. For more information visit www.diabetes.org.uk. In the UK, there are currently 2.8 million people diagnosed with diabetes and it is estimated that 850,000 people have Type 2 diabetes but do not know it.
One person is diagnosed with diabetes every three minutes in the UK.
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Post by Admin on Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:22 am

Donald Low to cycle from London to Paris for Diabetes UK
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Donald Low, of Malton, who is cycling from
London to Paris in three days to raise money for
Diabetes UK
CYCLISTS might take their bikes out for a scenic ride on a weekend, or use their bikes for short distance transport day-to-day, but for Malton’s Donald Low, his bike represents something else entirely.

On Friday, Mr Low will be joining 40 strangers in a gruelling three-day challenge, cycling 210 miles from London to Paris, in an attempt to help raise £50,000 for Diabetes UK, a charity striving to find a cure for diabetes.

Mr Low is no novice when it comes to challenging himself in the name of charity. In June he completed the 73-mile Great Yorkshire Bike Ride, and he used to run to raise money before encountering problems with his knee. He has covered more than 1,000 miles in cycle training since he started preparing in earnest in May.

Even when not training, Mr Low enjoys cycling.

“It’s a wonderful sport, and a great way to see the countryside, as you see much more than when travelling by car,” he said.

The motive behind all this hard work is that Mr Low, along with his sister, is a diabetes sufferer himself and would love to help researchers find a cure.

Though he admits he is nervous in his anticipation of the challenge, he thinks that it will be fun, and beneficial in raising awareness of the charity.

If you’d like to help Mr Low reach his target, phone him on 01653 697494.
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Diabetes UK warns of missing health checks


Diabetes UK has highlighted that more than half a million people with diabetes in England and 27,000 people in Wales are at risk of blindness because they have not received an annual retinal screening for diabetic retinopathy.

This follows the recent release of Department of Health retinal screening performance and statistics, where 2,276,667 people with diabetes in England were offered screening and 1,788,776 received it in the 12 months to June 30 2011.

Monitoring of eyes is just one of a number of health checks that are being missed out, which has led the charity to introduce a Diabetes Watch campaign.

It has created a simple patient checklist leaflet, 'Diabetes - what care you should receive', outlining 15 essential diabetes care measures based on the care standards set out by NICE and NHS Quality Improvement. These range from retinal screening to monitoring of kidney function, legs, feet and weight.

Barbara Young, chief executive at Diabetes UK, said: 'The tragedy is that, for example, 90 per cent of cases of sight loss could have been avoided if they had been identified early enough to be treated appropriately. The 15 measures will help ensure people with diabetes are getting the care they need and if they are not, Diabetes UK wants people to use the checklist and ask for the standards of care that have been recommended by expert bodies and patients across the UK.'

Ceri Jackson, head of sight for RNIB Cymru, added: 'We have an excellent diabetic retinopathy screening service in Wales. It is vital that people with diabetes attend their screening appointments as 40 per cent of people with type 1 diabetes and 20 per cent with type 2 diabetes will develop some sort of diabetic retinopathy.'
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Post by Admin on Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:31 am

Happy New Year! This month we have some New Year's resolutions for you, as
well as some great ideas for things you can do in 2012 - be part of one of the
amazing Bupa Great Runs with Diabetes UK, or go on the adventure of a lifetime
with our Adventure Challenges.



Also, find out about the brand new look for Diabetes UK, which will be
launching in February.



Best wishes.

Diabetes UK





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Image New Year's
resolutions
If you've indulged a little bit more than usual over
Christmas, we've created some New Year’s resolutions to help. The New Year is a
fantastic time to make changes that will make a difference to your long-term
health.
Image Runners
brave Scottish weather for Bupa Great Winter Run
Over 130
runners took part in the run in Edinburgh, hoping to raise
thousands for Diabetes UK. The event marks the beginning of a partnership
between Bupa and Diabetes UK
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Image Recipe of
the month

Chilli bean soup with avocado salsa. A rich Mexican-style tomato and bean
soup that makes a hearty winter supper.
Image A new look
for Diabetes UK

From February, you will notice that Diabetes UK has a new look. We have
taken the decision to update our brand to improve awareness of diabetes and of
Diabetes UK, the leading charity for this condition.
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Take on a real challenge in 2012

Climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro, cycle through Rajasthan, or conquer the
UK's highest peaks. Make this year special by being part of one of these amazing
fundraising challenges.
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Diabetes
guide: lifestyle tips and over 80 recipes

The essential book for anyone living with diabetes. Written by NHS
professionals, it explains the facts and offers a complete diet and exercise
plan, with realistic targets to help with control.
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In your area

Find out what local events and activities are happening in your
area.
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Nominated
charity for the Bupa Great Runs 2012



Diabetes UK is proud to be the nominated charity for the Bupa Great Run
Series 2012.




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By running for Diabetes UK you can be part of the biggest, loudest
and most exciting team in all of the Bupa Great Run Series, running together to
raise over £1million to fund our vital work.



Want to join in the excitement of the one of these legendary
runs?



Find out where and when they are being held and
signup for your place.




Story of the
month

Each month we feature a diabetes story in our e-newsletter. If you would
like to share your story, fill in the online
story submission form.



"My son was the bravest anyone could be in this
situation"

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Find out about the rollercoaster of emotions Kerry went through when her
seven-year-old son was diagnosed with Type 1.

Read
Kerry's story
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Post by Admin on Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:58 am

Welcome to the February e-newsletter, which is looking a little different
following the launch of our new brand earlier this month. We hope you like
it.

In this edition, find out about our new Peer Support service and the
fantastic Care events we run between April and October. You can also catch up on
the latest news and what we've been up to since you last heard from us.

Best wishes,
The Diabetes UK Team


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STORIES

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"A tough
challenge needs a strong brand"
We've launched a new brand to help improve
awareness of diabetes and to better reflect the charity’s active campaigning
approach to one of today’s biggest health challenges.




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Amelia Lily
talks about living with diabetes
X-Factor contestant and Diabetes UK
supporter Amelia Lily was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of three-and-a-half. Amelia
marked the 90th anniversary of the first successful use of insulin by speaking
about the effect the drug has had on her
life.


INFORMATION AND
SUPPORT
ImageConnect
with our Peer Support network
Peer Support
offers a telephone and internet service run by volunteers who are living with
diabetes, providing support no matter where you live or what services are
offered locally.










ImageBook a place on one of our Care
events
Do you want to
meet other people living with diabetes, to share and learn from each other in a
relaxed and fun environment? If so, Diabetes UK's Care events are for
you.














WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING


ImageDiabetes
Question Time - Beyond the Bill
We held a diabetes question time event in Westminster to
address concerns around just what the NHS reforms might mean for people with
diabetes.










ImageDiabetes UK
meets transport working group
People with diabetes and members of the Diabetes UK
Policy team travelled to Swansea to meet with the DVLA to discuss concerns over
the new EU Directive on driving.










GET
INVOLVED

ImageJoin our London to Paris Cycle
Challenge
Raise funds
for Diabetes UK and take part in this exciting challenge to cycle 200 miles
through beautiful English and French countryside, finishing beneath the iconic
Eiffel Tower.










IN YOUR AREA
ImageTake part in the Bupa London
10,000
Set yourself a
challenge and run on the course likely to be used for the 2012 Olympic
Marathons.
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ImageDiabetic
Foot and Lower Limb Care in the 21st Century
Come along to a patient information day to discuss the
understanding and treatment of potential complications with the foot and lower
limb.






February 2012






Story of the
Month
Each month we feature a diabetes story in
our e-newsletter. If you would like to share your story, fill in the online story submission form.



"80 years of
insulin: diabetes hasn’t stopped me doing anything I’ve wanted
to"
ImageIt’s been 90 years since people started
using insulin to treat diabetes. For Sheila Thorn it’s kept her alive for more
than eight of those nine decades and has allowed her to have a family, a career
and enjoy life to the full. Read
Sheila’s story





Recipe of the Month
ImageBeef
goulash
A hearty stew and
family favourite to warm you up on these chilly February nights.





Online
Communities
Blog of
the Month
Image January update - by Richard Lane.

Our latest blog post from Diabetes UK
President, Richard Lane, talks about our new brand, and what he's been getting
up to in January.

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Post by Admin on Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:01 pm

This month, we're taking steps to dramatically reduce the number of avoidable
amputations suffered by people with diabetes through the launch of our Putting Feet First campaign.

We'd also like to introduce you to our Spring
appeal, the Swim22
challenge and last, but by no means least, our exciting
new video blogger, Jen.
Best wishes,
The Diabetes UK Team


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STORIES

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Only a fifth of young adults with diabetes get all
the health checks they need
The study identified that those aged
16 to 24 are the least likely of all age groups in England to receive the health
checks and services they need.




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Sheila
Thorn, whose story moved many, dies aged 81
We're very sad to announce that Sheila
Thorn, whose story was featured in February's e-newsletter, passed away earlier
this week at the age of
81.


INFORMATION AND
SUPPORT
ImagePutting Feet First
Worldwide,
diabetes-related complications result in the amputation of a lower limb every 30
seconds. As well as raising awareness of the extent and effects of all types of
diabetes, Diabetes UK is campaigning to Put Feet
First.






OUR WORK

ImageOur Chief Executive calls on the Government to make
diabetes a much higher priority
The
Government's failure to match its words on diabetes healthcare with action is
responsible for the "scandal of early deaths and preventable complications" in
people with diabetes, according to the Chief Executive of Diabetes
UK.






ImageSupport a
research programme for the future
Find out more about our past successes and recent
breakthroughs as part of our Spring appeal. You can be part of the future of
diabetes research by supporting our programme with a gift
today.







GET
INVOLVED

ImageGet your goggles on for
Swim22
Have you ever
dreamed of swimming across the English Channel? The Swim22 Channel Swim Pool
Challenge allows you to do just that, but in the convenience of your local
swimming pool.








ImageVolunteer
at a Diabetes UK roadshow in your
area
We're very
excited about this year's roadshow tour and would love for you to join us. Dates
and locations are being added every day, with the first roadshow taking place in
April.










IN YOUR AREA
ImageNight Rider Saturday 9/10 June
2012

A one day charity ride with a
difference...it's at night! Follow a 100km circular route past over fifty of
London's most famous landmarks. A unique London charity event in the 2012 Olympic
year.






ImageTake part in the Bupa London
10,000
Set yourself a
challenge and run on the course likely to be used for the 2012 Olympic
Marathons.

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ImageDiabetic Foot and Lower Limb Care in the 21st
Century
Come along to
a patient information day to discuss the understanding and treatment of
potential complications with the foot and lower limb.

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March 2012






Story of the
Month
Each month we feature a diabetes story in
our e-newsletter. If you would like to share your story, fill in the online story submission form.



My joint
condition is caused from bad glucose control
ImageHear from Samantha who wants to tell you why
good diabetes control is so important to avoid complications.
Read Samantha’s story






Recipe of the Month

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Chilli bean soup with avocado
salsa


A deliciously colourful soup; full of herbs
& spices.









Item of
the Month
ImageCrocs
Comfortable and stylish clogs to keep
your feet happy and healthy.

Online
Communities
Blog of
the Month
ImageMeet our new video blogger Jen, who
has stepped in front of the camera to share her experiences with
you.



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Post by Admin on Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:51 am

In this April edition of the Diabetes UK e-newsletter, find out about Diabetes Week 2012 and how you can
get involved. The theme this year is make a connection and there will be plenty going
on from 10 to 16 June.

Why not kick things off early by connecting with our Peer Support volunteers or sharing this e-newsletter with your Facebook
friends? You could also start thinking about organising
a party during Diabetes Week.
Best wishes,
The Diabetes UK Team


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STORIES

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Get connected with Diabetes
Week
Diabetes Week is back and fundraising
packs are now available to order online. Taking place from 10 to 16 June, this
year it’s all about making a connection – with each other and with the services
Diabetes UK provides.

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New mandatory paediatric diabetes care standards
introduced
Every child and young person with diabetes
in England can now expect an improvement in their level of care, as a landmark
funding agreement for paediatric diabetes services comes into
force.


INFORMATION AND
SUPPORT
ImageConnect
with one of our Peer Support volunteers
Living with
diabetes can be difficult – and sometimes you need support from someone who
knows what you’re going through. We have a team of amazing volunteers you can
speak to, each with lots of experience of managing their
diabetes.






OUR WORK

ImageMaster
carbohydrate counting with our new e-book
Developed by qualified diabetes dietitians and
healthcare professionals, our Carbs Count e-book provides an introduction to
carbohydrate counting and insulin dose
adjustment.






ImageAdd your name today to make a difference
tomorrow
Join us at our
Diabetes Voices Westminster Lobby on 15 May and raise your voice to demand that
MPs, ministers and policy makers commit to tackling pressing issues in diabetes
services and care and support Diabetes UK’s
campaigns.








GET
INVOLVED

ImageIt’s time to
party
If you want to
raise money for Diabetes Week then it’s time to party. The type of party is up
to you. The main thing is that you’re making a connection with people and
helping make a difference.








ImageOpen for nominations: Diabetes UK’s new award scheme
to celebrate volunteering
The Inspire
Awards are a fantastic way to recognise the hard work and commitment of the
people who dedicate their time and efforts to Diabetes UK without expecting
anything in return.








IN YOUR AREA
ImageBritish 10K London
Run

The
British 10K London Run 2012 will be taking place in the heart of our capital on
Sunday 8 July.Join our team of runners to help raise as much money as possible
to go towards funding research into new treatments for diabetes. Suitable for
all runners.

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ImageGreat London Swim 2012 - Saturday, 26 May
2012

Join 5,000 participants in the biggest outdoor swim in
the South of England and experience the thrill of open-water swimming, safe in
the knowledge expert kayakers; and safety boats are with you every stroke of the
way. pound;38 registration fee.

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Patient
Care Information Day


Come along to a patient information day to discuss the
understanding and treatment of potential complications with the foot and lower
limb.

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April 2012






Story of the
Month
Each month we feature a diabetes story in
our e-newsletter. If you would like to share your story, fill in the online story submission form.



I am one of
three Type 1 diabetics in a family of four.
ImageRichard knows all too well about the pros
and cons of being from a family of people with diabetes.
Read
Richard’s story.






Recipe of the Month

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Chocolate and raisin
cookies


A great way to use up any leftover Easter
chocolate.









Item of the
Month
ImageCarry cases and
accessories
Various cases to keep your insulin
and other supplies safe and cool.

Online
Communities
Blog of the
Month
ImageThis month, our video blogger Jen is
back to tell you all about her diagnosis 16 years ago.



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Post by Admin on Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:54 am

We're incredibly proud of the 170 runners who took part in the London
Marathon on Sunday 22 April and would like to thank them for their amazing
efforts on the day, as well as all of the hard work they put into training and
fundraising. In this edition of the e-newsletter, you can take a look at photos from the event and hear from Michelle, who ran for us in 2011.

There is plenty for you to get involved in this month, from getting your voice heard in Parliament, to
refreshing your knowledge of diabetes at our Big
Event. You can also enter our Summer Prize Draw to be in with a
chance of winning £12,500!
Best wishes,
The Diabetes UK Team


TOP
STORIES

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Diabetes
healthcare has reached "state of crisis"
Diabetes healthcare in England has
drifted into a "state of crisis" where less than half of people with the
condition are getting the basic minimum care they need, a new report has
warned.


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Thank you to our London Marathon
runners
The hard work and
determination of the team of 170 runners is expected to raise an impressive
£250,000. Thank you also to our supporters for showing such great enthusiasm in
cheering our runners
on.


INFORMATION
AND SUPPORT

ImageJoin us at Diabetes: The Big
Event
Whether you’re
newly diagnosed, need a refresher or you’re a parent or carer, book now for our
new, national information event to be held at the University of Warwick,
Coventry on Saturday 14 July.








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Work out
your new HbA1c values with our converter
To help you
with the transition from the percentage system you were used to, we have
developed a tool that converts HbA1c % to mmol/mol and vice
versa.










TAKE ACTION

ImagePut diabetes at the top of the Government
agenda
Email your MP
and ask them to write to Health Minister, Paul Burstow, urging him to take
immediate action to put into place an implementation plan for diabetes to
improve lives and reduce costs.








GET
INVOLVED

ImageWhere would
you go with £12,500?
Request our
Summer Prize Draw pack to be in with a chance of winning one of 14 great cash
prizes. Sell tickets to your friends or buy them yourself – it’s just £1 per
ticket!








ImageConquer the
UK's highest peaks in the 3 Day 3 Peaks
Challenge

The 3 Day 3 Peaks Challenge is an attempt to climb the
three highest peaks in the UK over 3 days, one each day, while taking in the
magnificent scenery these peaks have to offer.








IN YOUR AREA
ImageBritish 10K London
Run

The
British 10K London Run 2012 will be taking place in the heart of our capital on
Sunday 8 July. Join our team of runners to help raise as much money as possible
to go towards funding research into new treatments for diabetes.

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ImageGreat London Swim 2012 - Saturday, 26 May
2012

Join 5,000 participants in the biggest outdoor swim in
the South of England and experience the thrill of open-water swimming. Expert
kayakers and safety boats will be with you every stroke of the way. £38
registration fee.

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Give a Car


Crunch your old car for cash and raise money for
Diabetes UK in a novel fund-raising scheme run by the Giveacar social
enterprise. Unwanted cars are collected free-of-charge and either sold through
an online auction, or disposed of in an environmentally friendly way. Proceeds
from the sale are then donated to Diabetes
UK.








May 2012





Story of the
Month
Each month we feature a diabetes story in
our e-newsletter. If you would like to share your story, fill in the online story submission form.



'The memory of
crossing the line with tears down my eyes will stay with me
forever!'
ImageHear how Michelle handled her diabetes
during the London Marathon and why she’s now addicted.
Read
Michelle’s story.






Try a dish from our Diabetes Week party menus

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This
month we've got three menus for you to sample, including a favourite dish from
Coronation Street's Sue Cleaver - better known as Eileen Grimshaw.









Item of the Month
ImageRaise funds and help promote
awareness of diabetes
Take a look at our new branded
products.

Online
Communities
Blog of the Month
ImageIn his most recent blog post, Olly
Double talks about "The Diabetes Divide"; where people who aren't directly
involved with diabetes just can't understand it.



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Post by Admin on Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:08 am

We're nearing the end of Diabetes Week 2012 and would like to say a big thank
you to everyone who has supported us and helped to raise awareness in so many
ways.

Here at Diabetes UK, we've been very busy setting a new Guinness World Record, making a Type 1 awareness video with JDRF UK and attending a hearing into diabetes care held by
the Public Accounts Committee.

In this e-newsletter, read the first of a five-part series about
Bridget, who has had diabetes for 60 years. Bridget also shares her father's diary entries with us, detailing his
experiences of being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1928.
Best wishes,
The Diabetes UK Team


TOP
STORIES

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Diabetes UK sets new World
Record
On Monday 11 June, we set the record
for the most waist circumference measurements taken in eight hours – an
"officially amazing"
achievement.


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Call for mandatory standard of care
welcomed
Diabetes UK has welcomed a call from the
Chair of a government spending watchdog for local NHS bodies to be compelled to
deliver basic levels of diabetes healthcare.





INFORMATION
AND SUPPORT

ImageAre you Type 1
aware?
We’re pleased
to show you our Type 1 diabetes video that we’ve made with JDRF UK. We want to
help raise awareness of the symptoms and seriousness of Type 1 diabetes. Please
watch and share it with your friends and family.








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Talk to someone and make a connection this Diabetes
Week
Dealing with
diabetes can be daunting, whether you’re newly diagnosed, an old hand, or even
if it's someone you know who has the condition. You may be looking for
information or just a chat, but having someone to talk to can make all the
difference.








TAKE ACTION

ImageThere's still time to get your voice heard in
Parliament
If you haven't
done so already, please email your MP and ask them to write to Health Minister,
Paul Burstow, urging him to take immediate action to put into place an
implementation plan for diabetes to improve lives and reduce
costs.








GET
INVOLVED

ImageMake a big difference with your small
change
Filling a coin
box is a fun and easy way to support Diabetes UK - even after Diabetes Week.
Simply fill your coin box with spare change, fill in the donation reply form and
send them back to us.








ImageJoin a team and swim the Channel in Summer
2013

We are looking for keen swimmers to take part in the
Diabetes UK Channel Swim Relay 2013. This year we have seven teams setting off
for the French coast and now we're looking for participants for next
year.








IN YOUR AREA
ImageLondon to Brighton Cycle Ride - 16 September
2012

We have secured a limited number of places on a bike
ride from London to Brighton. Register now to take part in this exciting 54 mile
ride.

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ImageLondon
Bridges Challenge - 18 November 2012

To mark World Diabetes Day this year we are organising a
walk accross the heart of London. The course is approximately eight miles and
will cross some of London's most iconic bridges, taking in sights up and down
the river.

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Give a Car


Crunch your old car for cash and raise money for
Diabetes UK in a novel fund-raising scheme run by the Giveacar social
enterprise. Unwanted cars are collected free-of-charge and either sold through
an online auction, or disposed of in an environmentally friendly
way.








June 2012





Story of the
Month
Each month we feature a diabetes story in
our e-newsletter. If you would like to share your story, fill in the online story submission
form.



‘You can live
a full and active life with diabetes’
ImageFollow our five-part series about
Bridget, who has had diabetes for 60 years, and her father, who was diagnosed in
1928.
Read Bridget’s story.






Recipe of the month

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Smoked
Haddock Florentine
This dish combines succulent, sustainable fish
with a cheesy spinach sauce. Serve with extra carbohydrate like rice or potatoes
for a complete meal.









Item of the Month
ImageNever miss an injection
again
Timesulin is a replacement cap for
your insulin pen that shows how long since your last insulin
injection.

Online
Communities
Blog of the Month
ImageRead
the first diary entry from Jim Nicholls, father of Bridget who shares her story
above. Here, Jim talks about his experiences of being diagnosed with Type 1
diabetes in 1928.



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Post by Admin on Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:11 am

The tennis has just finished, the cycling is still going and the Olympics are
just around the corner. If you're looking to get out and get active like your
sporting heroes this summer, we recommend exploring the Games4life website or taking a look
at our huge range
of fundraising activities.

Also in this edition: we've got your Summer holiday covered with our great value
travel insurance and range of
insulin pouches to keep your supplies cool.

Come rain or shine, we hope you have a wonderful summer ahead.
Best wishes,
The Diabetes UK Team


TOP
STORIES

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DVLA issues
new driving guidelines
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing
Agency (DVLA) has issued new guidelines aimed at making it easier for drivers
with insulin-treated diabetes to understand the new licensing
rules.

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All sport
and no play?
Games4Life is a new campaign to inspire the
nation to get active during this year’s summer of sport. Over the next few
months, there will be over 1,200 hours of sport on TV, which is an average of 13
hours a
day!


INFORMATION
AND SUPPORT

Image41,647 have watched our Type 1 Aware video. Have
you?
"The fact that
a quarter of children only find out they have Type 1 diabetes when they are
already seriously ill shows that things urgently need to improve". Please spare
five minutes and help to raise awareness.








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Summer
holiday checklist: Travel insurance
Are your thoughts turning to getting away from it all to
enjoy a summer break? Call the Diabetes UK Insurance Services team for
comprehensive travel insurance and get a 10% discount if you purchase
online.








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Ramadan
calendar and online videos

The Koran requires fasting during the month
of Ramadan from sunrise to sunset; however, people with diabetes do not have to
fast during Ramadan, and we encourage them to speak to their Imam about their
personal situation.








OUR WORK

ImageOur 2011 Annual report: The impact we're
making
Everything we
do at Diabetes UK is intended to make a difference to the lives of people
affected by diabetes. Read about our work in care, prevention, support,
research, campaigning and fundraising.








GET
INVOLVED

ImageThe Bupa
Great North Run: Be part of something great
There are only two weeks left to sign up to the world's
biggest half marathon and help us make a huge difference to those affected by
diabetes. Join now at a reduced price, get a free running top and receive
training advice from the Bupa experts.








ImageTime to
make a big difference
Is your coin box full? It’s time to
count the small change you’ve been collecting and send it to us. Just complete
the form in the latest issue of balance or download it
online.










IN YOUR AREA
ImageLondon to Brighton Cycle
Ride - 16 September 2012

We have secured a limited number of places on a bike
ride from London to Brighton. Register now to take part in this exciting 54 mile
ride.




ImageWatch
top-class rugby and support Diabetes UK

Saracens are playing Leicester Tigers at Wembley Stadium
on 14 September 2012 and will very generously be donating a proportion of ticket
sales to Diabetes UK.




ImageLondon Bridges Challenge - 18 November
2012

To mark World Diabetes Day this year we are organising a
walk accross the heart of London. The course is approximately eight miles and
will cross some of London's most iconic bridges, taking in sights up and down
the river.






July 2012





Story of the
Month
Each month we feature a diabetes story in
our e-newsletter. If you would like to share your story, fill in the online story submission form.



‘You can live
a full and active life with diabetes’
ImageIn the fifth and final part of our series on
Bridget Wilkins and her father Jim, Bridget talks about her experiences of
living with diabetes, and how her father's legacy still influences her.
Read
Bridget’s story.





Recipe of the month

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Tortillas
stuffed with chicken and salad
Perfect for a trip to the beach or
summer picnic, this healthy lunch is quick to prepare and will keep you full for
hours.









Item of the Month
ImageKeep your insulin cool this
summer
A selection of insulin pouches to
keep your insulin and supplies organised and portable. Extremely durable and
ideal for long journeys.

Online
Communities
Blog of the Month
ImageHelen
May talks about what it's like to be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as an adult
and the impact this has on everyday things like driving, packing for a holiday
and having a night out.



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Post by Admin on Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:14 am

Dear
Claire,


Can you believe it's already August? We've been so busy campaigning to Put Feet First, finishing off our new
information leaflets and of course, watching the Olympics, that the
end of the summer holidays are fast approaching.

If you're a parent or student, we have lots of advice to prepare you for the
new school term starting in a few weeks. As well as planning shopping trips for
uniform and stationery, why not take a look at our top school tips?

Finally, hear from Angela who spoke about her life with
diabetes during the Teenagers, transition and diabetes session at our Big Event
on 14 July.
Best wishes,
The Diabetes UK Team


TOP
STORIES

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Over 80 hospitals in England and Wales lack
specialist footcare teams
The hospitals have not set up
multidisciplinary footcare teams (MDTs) for patients with diabetes – despite
this being recommended by NICE.




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Call for young people with Type 1 to take on Diabetes
App Challenge
People with Type 1 diabetes aged 16 to 25
are invited to design and test internet and mobile phone apps to help them get
the most out of their healthcare
appointments.


INFORMATION
AND SUPPORT

ImageNew
information leaflets available
Take a look at our new leaflets for people recently
diagnosed with diabetes, and those at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Containing straightforward and reliable information, they also tell you where to
get help and support when you need it.








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Back to
school in a few weeks - are you ready?
If you're a parent or student, prepare for the beginning
of term by visiting our website. With topics ranging from packed lunches to PE,
insulin pens to healthcare plans - we've got everything
covered.








CAMPAIGNING

ImageWe're Putting Feet First
Up to 80 per cent of diabetes-related amputations in
England each year are preventable. We’ve identified some key areas that we
believe will help dramatically reduce the number of people with diabetes
suffering amputations.








GET
INVOLVED

ImageTrek the
Sahara Desert in October 2013
Take in
magnificent and diverse landscapes on this exciting trek through the desert. The
challenge also has the option to help at a street child project in Marrakech for
two days at the end of the trip.








ImageSmall
change: big difference
Is your coin box full? It’s time
to count the small change you’ve been collecting and send it to us. Just
complete the form in the latest issue of balance or download it
online.










IN YOUR AREA
ImageWatch
top-class rugby and support Diabetes UK

Saracens are playing Leicester Tigers at Wembley Stadium
on 15 September 2012 and will very generously be donating a proportion of ticket
sales to Diabetes UK.
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ImageLet's Celebrate Volunteering! London Volunteer
Conference

This year's event on 13 October will celebrate the
contribution of Diabetes UK volunteers and host the first annual Volunteering
Inspire Award presentations.

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ImageLondon Bridges Challenge - 18 November
2012

To mark World Diabetes Day this year we are organising a
walk accross the heart of London. The course is approximately eight miles and
will cross some of London's most iconic bridges, taking in sights up and down
the river.






August 2012






Story of the
Month
Each month we feature a diabetes story in
our e-newsletter. If you would like to share your story, fill in the online story submission
form.



'I'm using my
new found love of exercise to enter the Bupa Great North 10K
Run.'
ImageAdam lost nearly six stone and used his
renewed lust for life to raise money for Diabetes UK.
Read Adam’s
story







Recipe of
the month

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Seasonal
stuffed aubergines
We're right in the middle of the season for
aubergines in the UK, so why not try this interesting vegetarian
dish.









Item of the
Month
ImageComfortable and lightweight
solutions to carrying an insulin pump
These clever bands provide a discreet
way of wearing an insulin pump without it bouncing around under your
clothing.

Online
Communities
Blog of the Month
ImageAt the Diabetes UK Big Event on 14
July, one of the sessions we held was called Teenagers, transition and diabetes.
During the session we heard a speech from Angela talking about her life with
diabetes. Angela has been kind enough to pass the speech on to us so we can
share it with you.




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Post by Admin on Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:15 am

Today is World Diabetes Day, and we're launching our Children and Young People's campaign[/url] to raise awareness of the 4 Ts - the four most common symptoms of Type 1 diabetes; Toilet, Thirsty, Tired, Thinner. We believe that everyone who knows a child, of any age, should be aware of them and know what to do if they spot them.

Make sure you remember the 4 Ts and help us spread the word to your family, friends, colleagues and community.
Best wishes
The Diabetes UK Team

TOP STORIES
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Nine in ten parents unaware of Type 1 diabetes symptoms
Lack of understanding is one of the reasons that a quarter of children with Type 1 diabetes are only diagnosed once they are already seriously ill with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).
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MP's criticise state of diabetes healthcare
The report on diabetes healthcare in England by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has criticised the NHS for failing to deliver the recommended standards of care and in achieving treatment targets.

INFORMATION AND SUPPORT
ImageThinking about escaping the cold for some winter sun?
If so, it's important to ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance. Protect yourself against the unexpected and call the Diabetes UK Insurance Services team for more information and get a 10% discount if you purchase online.



OUR WORK
ImageBig Plans for diabetes research
You can turn our big plans into even bigger breakthroughs. We are committed to funding even more ground-breaking research, but to do this we urgently need your support. Find out more about how you can help.



GET INVOLVED
ImageNational Paediatric Diabetes Audit
Help shape and improve diabetes care for young people by completing a Patient Experience Questionnaire that forms part of the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit. Read what psychologist Deborah Christie has to say about the questionnaire.




ImageRideLondon 100
This 100-mile cycle challenge is the first Olympic legacy event and will follow much of the route of the Olympic road race. This new event offers a unique opportunity to become part of cycling history. Places are limited so make sure you register soon.



IN YOUR AREA

ImageHo-Ho-Ho on the Go-Go-Go!
Here is a festive and fun way to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK. Find your Christmas spirit and let the festivities begin by joining over 2000 Santa's for a 5k run at Greenwich Park on 9 December.
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ImageDiscover the Thames
Here is a challenge that everyone can enjoy. We invite you to take part in one or more of six 5km walks along the beautiful, historic River Thames. Each walk has a treasure hunt, which can be enjoyed by children and maybe even the adults too.
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ImageBig Diabetes Quiz
Looking for a fun fundraising idea? Why not get a group of friends, family or colleagues together and hold a Big Diabetes Quiz for Diabetes UK? You could even add some tinsel and a festive twist.




November 2012



Story of the month
Each month we feature a personal diabetes story. If you would like to share your story, fill in the online story submission form.
'No parent is ever prepared for their child to develop a life-long condition.'
ImageHear how one parent is coping with her daughter's recent diagnosis and how fundraising for Diabetes UK has become a positive focus for the whole family.
Read Pauline's story



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ImageWe are excited to annouce the launch of our new online shop. You will notice clearer, bigger pictures, with a more customer-friendly shopping experience. Whilst visiting the shop, have a look at our earthenware range of diet plates.

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Online Communities
Blog of the month
ImageTo conincide with the launch of our Children's Campaign, Laura has kindly shared the story of her diagnosis with us.




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