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I AM writing to ask you to encourage your readers to support leading health charity Diabetes UK Diabetes UK is a British patient, healthcare professional and research charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes and to working towards a future without the chronic condition diabetes.

Founded in 1934 as The Diabetic Association (by H. G.
 onWorld Diabetes Day which takes place today.

I have had Type 1 diabetes type 1 diabetes
n.
See diabetes mellitus.
 since I was 17 and know just how much it can affect every area of your life. I have recently taken a diabetes education course which helped me to understand and manage my diabetes.

Now Diabetes UK is calling for better education, more psychological support and quality tailored information for people with diabetes. There are three million people with diabetes in the UK and this number is set to rise to more than four million by 2025. If the condition is not managed well, diabetes can lead to devastating complications such as heart disease, stroke and amputation amputation (ăm'pyətā`shən), removal of all or part of a limb or other body part. Although amputation has been practiced for centuries, the development of sophisticated techniques for treatment and prevention of infection has greatly  - so it is vital that we do all we can to help people control their diabetes.

For more information, please visit www.worlddiabetesday.org Steve Dixon Sky News presenter
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 14, 2009
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