Diabetes Week: The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2

Diabetes Week is an annual campaign that raises awareness of Diabetes and helps fund vital research. The condition is on the rise in the UK, with approximately 3.8 million people now diagnosed. It’s estimated that almost 1 million people are also living with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes, bringing the total to 4.7 million. By 2030, this is predicted

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Are Bad Diets Worse for Our Health Than Tobacco?

When you think of the ‘nation’s biggest killers’, your first thought probably jumps to cigarettes and alcohol. However, you might be surprised to learn that bad diets could be to blame for more deaths worldwide than either of these habits. A poor diet can lead to obesity, diabetes and other dangerous health conditions, but it

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Is There a Way to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia?

Millions of people are affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s every year.  These conditions affect the memory and are mainly suffered by older people. At present, there is no cure, but research is ongoing to find ways of preventing dementia. While most of the risk factors are out of your control, there are some things you

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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes With Self-Care

The cost of treating diabetes in the UK is growing, costing the NHS in England up to £1 billion a year. Nearly 1 in 20 prescriptions are for type 2 diabetes treatment. There are almost 3.7 million people who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the UK, a figure which is increasing. An

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Spreading The Word For Diabetes Awareness Week

Each year, Diabetes UK launches Diabetes Awareness Week, to help raise awareness of the disease. This year’s event will take place from 11-17 June and everyone is invited to join the conversation and get talking about diabetes. With better awareness, more incidents of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented, and the money gathered from fundraising

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