Did you know that diabetes increases your risk of gum disease?

Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is the 6th most common disease in the world. It is also a common complication in people with diabetes. But the good news is that it can be prevented and easily treated in the early stages of the disease.

Gum disease affects the tissues supporting your teeth, including the bone, and if untreated can eventually lead to discomfort when chewing and tooth loss. It is caused by a coating of bacteria on teeth (dental plaque), which continuously collects around the gum margin.

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HRH The Duchess of Cornwall signs up for five more years as President of JDRF

Her Royal Highness The Dutchess of Cornwall has extended her Presidency of JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity.

The Dutchess of Cornwall, who turned 70 on Monday 17 July, first became President in 2012, and will now continue in the role until 2022, helping to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes and increase funding for the charity.

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Insulin and other diabetes treatments derived from animals

Seal oil, lizard’s saliva, cows and pigs share an unusual but significant connection.

If you’d hoped this was the beginning of a joke, prepare for disappointment. The reality is actually more rewarding, though. All of the above have been at some point used to help develop diabetes treatments.

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Mental health awareness: The most common problems experienced by people with diabetes

It’s no secret that having diabetes makes you more likely to experience problems with mental health.

The complex nature of diabetes management can lead to feelings of anger, frustration and depression. It’s not uncommon, in fact it’s probably more widespread than you think.

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Diabetes Week 2017 Phone Wallpapers

For Diabetes Week 2017 we want to redefine diabetes.

The mainstream media (we’re looking at you, Daily Express) often purports diabetes in a conflicting, negative way, confusing type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes and insinuating people with type 2 diabetes are to blame for having the condition.

Throughout this Diabetes Week, which runs from Sunday 11 June to Saturday 17 June, we’ll be busy across our media channels helping to redefine diabetes and show the world what diabetes really looks like. Get involved and send us your #RedefiningDiabetes or #FacesOfDiabetes selfie and story on Facebook.

But right now, check out our exclusive high-resolution wallpapers, to show your support of those who overcome diabetes every single day.

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General Election 2017: Which party policies could most affect people with diabetes?

Theresa May’s decision on April 18 to announce a General Election on June 8 took us all by surprise. Even the eclectic mix of political jerky to chew on since then has been far from straightforward, ranging from the Prime Minister’s ‘U-turns’ to Jeremy Corbyn’s so-called ‘money tree’.

You’re quite possibly sick to the back teeth of politics but, as the Prime Minister said in April, this could be the ‘most important election for this country’ in her lifetime, and there are some significant party policies worthy of highlighting for people with diabetes.

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Roger Moore, who had type 2 diabetes, has passed away

Sir Roger Moore, who famously played James Bond through the seventies and eighties, has died aged 89.

His charm, deftly timed eyebrow raises and one-liners were a strong part of his appeal which saw him cast in roles including TV series such as Ivanhoe and The Saint as well as seven of the James Bond films.

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Dab4Tommy tributes flood in to raise money for type 1 diabetes research

A 24-hour fundraiser has raised over £2,000 for type 1 diabetes research in memory of Tommy Green who tragically died from short-term complications of the condition.

The Dab4Tommy fundraiser was posted on Diabetes.co.uk’s social media channels on 17 May. For every share over the next 24 hours, Diabetes.co.uk volunteered to donate 5p to JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity.

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Low-Carb Healthy Fakeaways

It is possible to eat out and still live low-carb. You just need to plan for it in advance.

To help with some low-carb meal inspiration, we have put together a list of tips and food swaps that allow you to still indulge in your favourites while being healthy.

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Low-carb specialist Professor Tim Noakes found not guilty of misconduct

Professor Tim Noakes has been found not guilty of misconduct by an independent panel, it was announced on Friday.

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