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Support diabetes day; LETTERS to the EDITOR.

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.
 on World Diabetes Day on Saturday November 14.

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 3 million people with diabetes in the UK and this number is set to rise to more than 4 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.Please visit www.worlddiabetesday.org.

Steve Dixon, Sky News Presenter
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Nov 12, 2009
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