Archive - June 2017

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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