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The pandemic is putting strain and jeopardy into each of our lives. But for people living with any type of diabetes, COVID-19 spells very real alarm and challenge. At the extreme, this is demonstrated by the fact that those with diabetes are likely to experience more severe symptoms from COVID-19 and consequently have a higher…

This has been Mr A’s lockdown routine: he gets up at 7am every morning for a yoga session before preparing a modest breakfast with toast made from the sourdough bread he baked yesterday. He works at his computer all day, pausing only for a low sugar, low carb vegan lunch. In the evening, after helping…

Diabetes Week is the time we come together and celebrate what we can achieve as a strong and united diabetes community. Recent events have demanded that people around the world, rightly, ask themselves what they can and should be doing differently to address the inequalities faced in our society by black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. At Diabetes UK we take our responsibility…

This year’s #VolunteersWeek has been as big a week of thanks and recognition as ever. In fact, the impact of the pandemic reminds us even more of the power of volunteers, to connect with others, to give and share experiences, to make a difference in the lives of others, to bring diversity of views to…

So, the pandemic is here and the word ‘unprecedented’ is being said an unprecedented number of times every day on every radio and TV station. Restaurants, pubs, and theatres are closed and there are a whole new set of heroes, none of whom are in the cabinet. Goodness, these are strange times – unprecedented you…