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My name is David, I’m 48 years old and I live in Manchester England. For the last fifteen years I have been associated with the health care industry and have developed an interest in the disease of Diabetes. Recently a friend was telling me that she saw a newspaper article that tried to make the point that patients living with diabetes, especially type II diabetes, were solely responsible for bringing the disease upon themselves. She was very angry and upset about the article and so was I as nobody really knows how diabetes starts.  Once diagnosed we do  know that for some patients and family members it can be very very worrying and the cause of much anguish and torment because complications as a result of diabetes are severe.

My aim is to provide helpful and supportive information to patients and family members who are a part of the family of millions of people worldwide who live with diabetes.

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A Million People keep their diabetes a secret

It is national diabetes week in the UK and the leading charity Diabetes UK has released the following press release.

 

'A Diabetes UK survey has found that nearly one million people in the UK could be risking their health and experiencing emotional distress by keeping their diabetes a secret.

As a result Diabetes UK is raising awareness of the importance of talking about diabetes during Diabetes Week this year (12 to 18 June) and we are encouraging anyone having…

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Posted on June 13, 2011 at 21:31

What is Pre Diebetes?

Pre-diabetes or Pre Diabetes is a condition that usually remains undetected. It is a blood sugar disorder that can cause long term damage to the circulatory system and to the heart.



Patients with pre-diabetes are 15 times more likely to develop type II diabetes and the risk of further complications.



Am I at risk?



If you are over weight and/or your waist measurement is more than 31.5 inches for a woman or 37 inches for a man you may be at… Continue

Posted on November 2, 2009 at 10:00

Children of south asian origin in the UK are 13 times more likely to have type 2 diabetes than white children

According to the UK charity Diabetes UK Children of South Asian origin in the UK are 13 times more likely to have Type 2 diabetes than White children.



They report -



The statistic is from the charity’s new report, Diabetes in the UK 2009: Key statistics on diabetes.



Type 2 diabetes is up to six times more common in people of South Asian descent and those who have diabetes are three times more likely to have heart… Continue

Posted on August 11, 2009 at 8:42

Insulin Appreciation Day

Thursday the 30th of July is insulin appreciation day.



Some History



In the fall of 1920 Dr. Frederick Banting had an idea that would unlock the mystery of the dreaded diabetes disorder. Before this, for thousands of years, a diabetes diagnosis meant wasting away to a certain death.



Working at a University of Toronto laboratory in the very hot summer of 1921 Fred Banting and Charles Best were able to make a pancreatic extract which had anti diabetic… Continue

Posted on July 28, 2009 at 0:09

Stop smoking widget

The NHS is the UK have a Stop Smoking Widget aimed at encouraging those of us who smoke to think about the financial and health benefits of smoking.







I was able to stop smoking some years ago after a number of attempts. It was not easy and if I ever think about smoking now I remind myself… Continue

Posted on July 23, 2009 at 18:00

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At 1:01 on July 30, 2009, Jaimie Hernandez said…
Thanks for the welcome...I'm @jaimieh over on twitter :)
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At 17:34 on June 24, 2009, Lei said…
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At 23:09 on May 22, 2009, JMIAH.com said…
Awesome!! thanks so much for approving my profile and i look forward to being on a network where people can help each other with their strengths/weaknesses combined! Let me know if i can be of any help with anything?! :)

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At 22:06 on March 23, 2009, Donna said…
thankyou for the welcome. I found your sight while looking for a site that would give me information on neuropathy. My husband has been a diabetic for several years and recently has been put on insulin. he is having a difficult time "doing what he should" and has had several trips to the hospital . He is an alcoholic and has stopped drinking,for three months now, but he is having a hard time regulating his blood count. recently he has had a lot of pain, tingling etc.in his legs and feet. nights being worse than days, he will be seeing his dr. next week, I believe it may be neuropathy. I'm just trying to find out more about it and what he has to do as I have heard the nerve damage may be reversed. any information on this subject would certainly be appreciated.
At 21:29 on January 14, 2009, David said…
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