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Barbara Young

Tweet Share June was a frantic month, but exhilarating! We won the Guinness World Record for the greatest number of waists measured in a day in spite of the fact that it poured all day and there were very few people around to lure in. Waist measurement is a really important risk indicator for Type…

Tweet Share Lots of excitement these past few weeks. We have published, with JDRF and Sanofi in Diabetic Medicine, a report on the costs of diabetes which shows that they are now 10% of the NHS budget and growing, £9.7 billion which is a lot of billions. The future growth threatens to wreck the NHS…

Tweet Share What a month… My most pressing memories of the Diabetes UK Professional Conference, with over 3,000 professionals attending, was off running backwards and forward over the footbridge across to the BBC studios for multiple launches of our new Foot Campaign! Great to be back in my old stomping ground in Glasgow, where I…

Tweet Share Today we’ve got a first blog post from our Chief Executive, Barbara Young. She’ll be writing regularly about the work we’re doing as a charity, and what she’s been getting up to herself. Over to Barbara… “February launched with a bang, with our new powerful brand – Diabetes UK: Care, Connect, Campaign. It’s…