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Each year, Diabetes Week gives everyone here at Diabetes UK, our many thousands of supporters across the UK, and all those living with or affected by diabetes the opportunity to reflect on the needs of people with diabetes. We celebrate our achievements together and look to ways of improving even further the dialogue around this…

Blogger and Diabetes UK fundraiser Ben Rolfe is dad to Alice who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2013. Here, he explains why it’s so important to keep talking about diabetes and why he’s determined to keep raising awareness. “Dad please. You can’t tell anyone. I don’t want anyone to know!” “But darling, you’ve got to…

Blogger and Diabetes UK trustee, Bob Swindell was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2013. Here he talks about why language matters and the power of good communication. The theme of Diabetes Week 2018 is #talkaboutdiabetes, so it seems like a good time to discuss the words we use when we talk about diabetes. Words spoken about…