Tag Archives: diabetes news

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 »

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 »

Scots to get insulin pumps shocker

Happy days for potential pumpers in Scotland. In response to huge amounts of nagging from pancreatically challenged Scots, IPAG and Diabetes UK, Scottish health secretary Nicola Sturgeon announced today: “By the end of March 2013, this treatment [insulin pumps] will be made available to the 480 children and teens struggling with type 1 diabetes who could… Read More »