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Barbara Young

Tweet Share The great and the good (or the brightest and best?) of the diabetes research and service community worldwide gathered in Melbourne in December for the biannual International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Conference, a tremendous opportunity to hear about the best of research and care worldwide. Some of the best ideas come from the developing…

Tweet Share Much work fitted in in January between dodging everyone else’s coughs and wheezes! Hot and cold running Ministerial meetings with the new ministerial team where we stressed the need to prioritise diabetes if the NHS is not going to be overwhelmed by the rising tide of Type 2 diabetes. We keep being told…

Tweet Share This year World Diabetes Day was bigger and better than ever. Not only did lots of buildings from No 10 Downing Street to Neasden Temple turn blue to help raise awareness of the condition, but there was such a buzz around World Diabetes Day that its hashtag even trended on Twitter. For us…

Tweet Share Autumn is always our busy time but particularly this year. Went to all three Political Party Conferences to lobby for people with diabetes and to get higher priority for diabetes care – we need a medal for doing all three! Also had a useful weekend comparing notes with our International Diabetes Federation colleagues…

Tweet Share Last month was frankly odd! We did a lot of work behind the scenes following up the Public Accounts Committee hearing on diabetes. It feels a bit like a bit out of Kafka. Everyone in the Department of Health seems to recognise that Diabetes is a priority but no-one except the doughty Diabetes…