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Type 2

Diabetes has hit the headlines in a big way this week. That’s not unusual in itself, but this week the main focus has been on presenter Paul Hollywood’s entirely misplaced description of a Bake Off dish being ‘diabetes on a plate’. He has subsequently apologised and the comment will be redacted from any further screening…

Our DNA is a blueprint for the human body, containing tens of thousands of genes: instructions on how to build and look after it. Changes to the code of those genes can increase the risk of you getting – or even cause – certain conditions. So what about diabetes? Type 1 diabetes There are a…

NICE have now announced that they will be updating four sets of diabetes guidance: Guidance from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is generally seen as setting the standard for healthcare services in England. It is particularly influential in guiding commissioners on what should be provided to patients, and on what services…

Professor Anna Gloyn is a renowned diabetes researcher. Her research is focused on uncovering the genetics behind Type 2 diabetes, to learn more about how and why it develops. Anna’s work has been recognised around the world, and she is a recipient of a European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Rising Star Award (2005),…

Arthur Smith is a comedian and writer who has Type 2 diabetes and has been a long-time supporter of Diabetes UK.  It is 16 years now since I heard that sentence but I still recall the doctor’s exact words and his curt delivery of them. “You have diabetes and you will have to inject yourself…