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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 »

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 »

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 »

Abbott to apply for .dot abbott

Yet again the crazy worlds of diabetes and Internet intellectual property have collided. Those that care about such things (a very small minority if we’re honest) will be interested to learn that everyone’s second favourite pharma company Abbott has today applied for the new top level domain name .dot abbott. So instead of having a… Read More »

Medtronic seeks diabetics for worldwide fame

Our chums at everyone’s second favourite diabetes peripheral manufacturer – Medtronic – are inviting Veo insulin pump users to cast for their soon-to-air testimonials campaign. They say: This campaign will be aired online on our website and print materials across Europe and Canada. We’d love to have you participate and are specifically looking for patients… Read More »

JDRF gets new President – HRH The Duchess of Cornwall

The JDRF sent me a press release this morning. They have a fancy new high-profile President. I think they’re quite pleased about it! The press release goes: HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to take Royal role in JDRF type 1 diabetes charity JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity, is delighted to announce that Her Royal… Read More »