Latest Diabetes UK Stories

2008-09-03 15:00:09

By VICTORIA O'HARA A LEADING diabetes charity has backed a bereaved family's call for the Department of Health to increase awareness of a potentially fatal condition linked to the disease. Diabetes UK Northern Ireland has supported the move after Darren McReynolds (21) was found dead at the bottom of the stairs in his home in Duncairn Parade, Belfast in May 2006. He died from Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA). He was among 60,000 diabetes sufferers in Northern Ireland. DKA is a serious...

2008-08-14 15:00:18

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer Diabetes Care announced a new chapter in its partnership with Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of the bestselling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People(R), and a new partnership with Fit4D(TM), an organization that provides personalized diabetes coaching. Through these partnerships Bayer Diabetes Care will offer new educational resources and services that help simplify life with diabetes. Bayer Diabetes Care, in partnership with Covey, is...

2008-08-13 15:00:13

By LIZA WILLIAMS ONE in nine deaths in Merseyside and Cheshire can be attributed to diabetes, according to research from a leading charity. The new figures, compiled by Diabetes UK, shows over 11% of deaths among 20 to 79-year-olds in the area in 2005 were because of the disease. The data also shows adults under 80 with diabetes are around twice as likely to die as those without the condition, and women with diabetes have a greater increased risk of death compared to their male...

2008-06-16 18:00:07

THE NHS should fund more free health checks and obesity surgery to combat diabetes, a report has said. Experts believe that increased screening for the condition among the over-40s alone could save up to 2,500 lives a year across the UK. The report by the University of London's School of Pharmacy comes after Diabetes UK Cymru warned that one in 12 people could develop the condition by 2025. The explosion in the potentially fatal disease is being fuelled by Wales' "obesogenic"...

2008-05-12 13:55:00

Research shows that people with diabetes who use insulin have no more car accidents than those without the condition. Some government experts believe that people with diabetes are a greater risk on the road as the potential for complications such as fainting are more likely.But Diabetes UK, a charity for those suffering from the condition, says the finding suggest restrictions on driver's licenses for diabetics that may be unfair. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) did not...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.