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The NHS turns 70: 7 achievements over the past 70 years

To continue our celebrations of our NHS turning 70 (the official birthday is today!) we thought we’d share with you seven achievements that we’ve witnessed over the past 70 years.

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Why so little spent on diabetes research?

With all the money spent on treating diabetes, is it not about time that governments committed some more money towards research to help beat the rising tide of diabetes?

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Legacy illness – what if a type 1 vaccine is successful

With news that a vaccine for type 1 diabetes is getting through its development stage, it has me wondering what life would be like if the vaccination turns out to be a success. It would be quite odd to live with a condition that, in a way, is essentially cured.

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What’s all this talk about cures?

Recently there has seen a swell of interest surrounding news that a cure for type 1 might be on the horizon.

The interest has been sparked by the news that University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center found that mice that produced no insulin did not experience high blood sugars if their glucagon receptors were blocked. Glucagon being the hormone which, in non-diabetic individuals, works in tandem with insulin to control blood sugar levels.

Glucagon could become insulin replacement for type 1 diabetes treatment

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Are analogue insulins such a waste of money?

The recent news from Channel 4 and the British Medical Journal (BMJ) about whether the NHS is wasting millions of pounds of money by prescribing analogue insulins to type 2 diabetics has provoked a fair weight of discussion on the diabetes forum.

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