Category Archives: news

Diabetic kids take part in the Games

The Paralympics may be big news at the moment, but this dog is chasing his tail with excitement over the snappily named East of England Paediatric Diabetic Games. Diabetes specialist nurse, professional pancreas (she has Type 1 too) and general girl wonder Claire Pesterfield  brought together 200 children with diabetes from 17 hospitals for their own… Read More »

Football ends in tears

Last weekend saw the highlight of the diabetic footballing calendar. 132 kids with diabetes from 12 different countries, plus their parents/supporters headed to Lausanne, Switzerland to take part in the finals of Junior Cup Diabetes 2012. Medtronic have hosted the event for the past 6 years. As they said at the opening ceremony, the event… Read More »

Diabetics cost more than dogs…probably

This dog thought vets fees were expensive, but apparently diabetics cost even more to keep than dogs. The latest figures show that the 40 million prescriptions for diabetes drugs issued by the NHS each year cost over £760m. Type 1s smugly point out that there are more Type 2s so they’re obviously the ones taking… Read More »

Type 1’s are living longer

This dog was chasing his tail with glee to see some positive diabetes news. It seems those with Type 1 are not doomed to an early death – the latest studies show that “participants diagnosed with type 1 between 1965 and 1980 lived around 15 years longer than participants diagnosed between 1950 and 1964. During… Read More »

National hypo awareness week

Drumroll please…this very week we’re witnessing a first. NHS Diabetes is staging its first national Hypo Awareness Week . The week was strategically placed to coincide with National Fishing Month, but to squeeze in before the ever popular European Bat Weekend at the end of August (honestly, these things exist, they’re on the interweb). The idea… Read More »