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
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