World Diabetes Day 14 November 2015

Diabetic LogoThe charity Diabetes UK says diabetes is the fastest growing health threat of our times, and an urgent public health issue. Since 1996, the number of people living with diabetes has more than doubled. If nothing changes, it is estimated that over five million people in the UK will have diabetes.

World Diabetes Day falls every year on 14 November and is a day when millions of people around the world come together to raise awareness of diabetes, and what it’s really like to live with the condition. It’s a global campaign led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) with activity taking place around the world.  In the week leading up to World Diabetes Day, Diabetes UK will be launching Taking Control, a new campaign to make sure more people get access to diabetes education to help them manage their condition well.


Let’s talk about Elf!

No, we’re not discussing Christmas (yet).  Rather, we’re looking at modern ways to keep up with relevant research and guidance.  These blogs will help you do that: the Mental Elf, the Diabetes Elf and the Learning Disabilities Elf.

For example, the Diabetes Elf aims to “post updates every day with short and snappy summaries that highlight new and updated guidance, systematic reviews and key clinical trials that are relevant to diabetes care.”

Give them a whirl! Person's Hands Pricking Their Finger with a Glaucometer