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New chairman for Diabetes UK

Diabetes news this morning carries reports that emergency care tsar of the government will take the helm of diabetes charity Diabetes UK .
The new chairma, Professor Sir George Alberti, will succeed Professor Simon Howell. Alberti is an emeritus professor of medicine at University of Newcastle. He was previously the president of the International Diabetes Federation and has been involved in various committees in the past.
Alberti reportedly commented: “I could not be more pleased and honoured. Diabetes is a massive and growing problem and I will do my best to help Diabetes UK meet the many challenges that it presents.”
Current chief executive Douglas Smallwood reportedly commented: “I am delighted that Professor Sir George has been appointed. He has been involved with the charity since 1974 in a variety of roles and became a vice-president in 1999.”

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