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A survey of more than 800 type 1 and insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes patients found that a quarter had been questioned about the sick days they had taken from work, while 12% claimed they had been refused time off. Story in Personnel Today.

Drinking alcohol regularly 'significantly protects against diabetes' - article on ITV News website.

Broccoli's role in combatting diabetes - an article in Innovators Magazine.

Most people would ignore four out of the six most common symptoms of diabetes, a new survey has found, according to a story in GP Online.

Healthwatch Suffolk's report explores people’s experiences of diabetic foot care services in Suffolk. The report is available to download here.

DUET Diabetes has produced a postcard giving useful links for nurses and carers of people with diabetes. Click here for the postcard.

World Diabetes Day is November 14, 2016. Click here to read a press release about it.

A tenth of adults could be at risk of diabetes by the year 2035, according to a report from Public Health England by Health Business.

An article in The Guardian reports that diabetes drugs costs the NHS nearly £1bn a year.

My diabetes, my care is a new review from the Care Quality Commission on the state of diabetes treatment and care in England.  As well as considering how well we work together to deliver good services, the review also makes a number of recommendations for the future.  It includes a specific focus on black and minority ethnic groups, and people with a learning disability.  The review can be accessed here

A story in Nursing Times - women who enter the menopause either earlier or later than average are at higher risk of developing diabetes and should be encouraged to be “vigilant” about lifestyle, say researchers. 

Researchers believe that medicines used to treat diabetes could also be used to combat Alzheimer's disease and vice versa, after a new study showed the very close relationship between the two conditions, according to PharmaTimes online

Diabetes: can you really eat to beat it? - an article in The Guardian.

The number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled worldwide in under four decades to 422 million, and the condition is fast becoming a major problem in poorer countries, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), reports Reuters UK. The Guardian says WHO is calling for healthier diets to combat the growing problem. 

West Country is first to test new diabetes technology. Report on ITV News website.

Diabetes care is 'postcode lottery', MPs warn. Report on ITV News website.

Public Health England has launched a new smartphone app to help raise awareness of the amount of sugar in food and drink in a bid to reign in rising tides of obesity and diabetes, according to an article in PharmaTimes

According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), it is estimated that more than five million people will have diabetes by 2025 - a report on GP website.

A report on ITV News about one woman's experience of having a medical detection dog. Medical detection dogs are trained to smell the chemical body changes that occur as insulin levels increase or drop.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) diabetes guidance to be updated constantly after 'out-of-date' criticism says a report on GP website.

Coffee-drinkers less likely to die from certain diseases, such as heart disease, suicide, diabetes or Parkinson's disease according to American researchers.

Surge in number of UK adults with diabetes. British Heart Foundation analysis finds nearly 3.5 million British people have the condition, according to a report in The Guardian.

Rapid rise in diabetes linked to spread of urbanisation, report on

Older people in care homes with dementia, diabetes and kidney problems are at most risk of dehydration, according to UK researchers. An article in Nursing Times.

New diabetes guidance from NICE includes tighter targets for blood sugar levels to help reduce variation in the management and care of condition.