- Wednesday, 06 February 2013
With less than a quarter of journeys made by foot, Diabetes UK urges people to get more active.
Diabetes UK says the fact that just 23 per cent of journeys are made by foot compared to 64 per cent by car or van should act as a wake-up call for people to walk more.
- Tuesday, 14 August 2012
If there was a simple thing you could do that would help improve your health for the rest of your life, you’d do it wouldn’t you? And you’d get every member of your family to do it too, of course.
- Friday, 10 August 2012
The benefits of taking statins are greater than the increased risk of developing diabetes experienced by some patients, new findings show.
A study has found that, although statins increased the likelihood of developing diabetes in patients already at risk of the condition, these people were still 39 percent less likely to develop cardiovascular disease while taking the drug.
- Wednesday, 25 July 2012
A leading diabetes expert from Taunton is preparing to swim part of the English Channel to raise funds for Diabetes UK in August.
Dr Rob Andrews, a consultant from Musgrove Park Hospital, will be part of a relay team of six taking part in the annual event organised by the charity. Although the exact dates are weather dependent, Rob’s team will be swimming between September 1 and 6. Their team is one of seven who will tackle the 22 miles wide Channel. Each team member will swim in sequence for an hour at a time, with the whole crossing due to take around 15 hours.
- Tuesday, 10 April 2012
I’d like to invite your readers to join us in Cardiff Bay on Sunday, April 22 to raise vital funds for people affected by diabetes and their families. That’s the day we are running both a sponsored bike ride and a walk on the same day.
- Tuesday, 27 March 2012
There are around 2.5 million people in the UK with type 2 diabetes and it affects more than 32 million EU citizens. C3 Collaborating for Health is a global charity that tackles four major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and many cancers by focusing on the three biggest risk factors: tobacco, poor diet (including harmful use of alcohol) and lack of physical activity.
- Thursday, 15 March 2012
The risk of type 2 diabetes is significantly increased if white rice is eaten regularly, claims a study published today on bmj.com.
The authors from the Harvard School of Public Health look at previous studies and evidence of the association between eating white rice and the risk of type 2 diabetes. Their study seeks to determine whether this risk is dependent on the amount of rice consumed and if the association is stronger for the Asian population, who tend to eat more white rice than the Western world.
- Monday, 23 January 2012
“Learning to use insulin effectively means I can control my diabetes, rather than diabetes controlling me” - Amy Turner, 28, diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2004.
“I was lucky enough to be treated by the pioneers of insulin and that’s why I’m still here today” - Sheila Thorn, 80, diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in the early 1930s.
- Thursday, 12 January 2012
If you‘ve indulged a little bit more than usual over Christmas, we've created some New Year’s resolutions to help. Whether you live with diabetes or not, the New Year is a fantastic time to make changes that will make a difference to your long-term health.