Posts Tagged ‘diabetes’

Pharmacies to offer assessments to help find the one in 50 people with undiagnosed diabetes in Wales

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Dai Willams, the National Director of Diabetes UK Cymru has written a guest blog for us about their latest campaign: For a fortnight in June, every pharmacy in Wales will be offering free Type 2 diabetes risk assessments to identify those at risk of the condition. From Monday 13 June, which falls during Diabetes Week, [...]

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New “Symptoms” Campaign for Diabetes UK Cymru

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Today Diabetes UK Cymru is launching a campaign to highlight the symptoms of diabetes to people across Wales. Dai Williams, National Director of Diabetes UK Cymru explains more below. Good luck with the campaign! There are 66,000 people here – around one in 50 –that  are estimated to be living with undiagnosed diabetes. To launch [...]

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Know Your Facts

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Today, Diabetes UK Cymru launch a new campaign “Know Your Facts”.  It is an excellent initiative to improve the Welsh public’s understanding of diabetes, and Dai Williams, National Director explains more below. BMA Cymru Wales believe that it is vital that the public are made aware of the potential damage they are causing to their [...]

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Diabetes in Wales on the rise

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Figures released by Diabetes UK Cymru have revealed that the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in Wales has risen by 7,000 in the past year. This is an astonishing figure. Through the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), a process is in place which means patients in the very early stages of diseases are actively [...]

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Diabetes Week 2010

Monday, June 14th, 2010

This week is Diabetes week, an annual nationwide awareness week organised by Diabetes UK with the aim of raising awareness about diabetes and the issues people living with the condition face. Diabetes Cymru UK are raising awareness this week about the key myths about diabetes, and have asked me to share some key facts and [...]

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Clear link between increased rates of diabetes and obesity

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

A new report into increased rates of diabetes illustrates a clear link between type 2diabetes and obesity. The rate at which the condition has gone up is really quite staggering, 74% over a six year period. As well as the link between more people being over-weight and more people being diagnosed with the condition, another [...]

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