Category Archives: news

BBC: Deadly diabetes in ‘unrelenting march’

The BBC has today reported that “the world is facing an ‘unrelenting march’ of diabetes which now affects nearly one in 11 adults” according to a new report from the World Health Organization. In an unrelentingly cheerful article, the BBC gleefully point out that cases of diabetes (lumping type one and type two together) have nearly quadrupled… Read More »

Latest diabetes news round up

Woof! Here’s the latest round up of diabetes-related misinformation, guff and puffery from the broadsheets, tabloids and worst recesses of the Internet. Firstly, the Daily Mail leads with a typically scaremongering (and extremely long) headline – 1 in 3 adults are on the brink of diabetes but 90% of them don’t know they’re at risk… Read More »

Behind the headlines

Woof woof woof! It’s me – Neville the Newshound! Bringing you all the latest diabetes news and views from the comfort of my basket. I have covered my general contempt for the media’s reporting of diabetes before but, having nothing particularly interesting to report at the moment, thought I would mention the NHS’s “Behind the Headlines” website. Essentially, it… Read More »

Got a kid with diabetes? DUK care events registration open now

The deepest, darkest days of January are the perfect time to be planning holidays. And by sheer coincidence Diabetes UK have just launched their 2014 programme of care events for families and young people. I gushed endlessly about the marvellousness of these events a few years ago, so if you need any convincing that meeting… Read More »

UK making progress with pumps, but oh so slowly

This dog was underwhelmed to hear that 7% of people with Type 1 diabetes in the UK now have access to an insulin pump. Compared to 15% in Germany and 40% in the good old US of A, it’s a step in the right direction but a very long way from where we need to… Read More »

Cheery news round up

Browsing the BBC website on my tablet from the comfort of my basket this morning, I came across the following dollups of cheery diabetes news: Stafford Hospital death probed by HSE A criminal investigation into the death of a diabetic woman at Stafford Hospital in 2007 has been launched, the Health and Safety Executive has… Read More »

Looking for diabetes inspiration?

Diatribe have published some interesting quotes from people working in diabetes care and research. They asked them what their words of wisdom for people with diabetes would be. Apart from the odd one who said “control your blood sugars” which is about as useful as saying “make it stop raining” and always makes me want to… Read More »

DUK says nine out of 10 parents unaware of type 1 symptoms

Everyone’s second favourite diabetes charity – Diabetes UK  – delivered their latest press release round to my kennel today. They’re launching a new campaign banging on about the “4 Ts” of Type 1 diabetes symptoms. You can read the full press release below; for those too lazy to read, there’s a lovely animated version on… Read More »