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Diabetes and sport

When Gary Blakie was 12, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It hasn't stopped him from representing the UK in the World Triathlon Age Group Championships. How did you react when you were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? "I was diagnosed when I was…

Diabetes and your heart

People with diabetes are at greater risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) than the general population. People with diabetes have about twice the risk of developing a cardiovascular disease such as CHD compared with people who don't have the condition. Cases of CHD are…

Diabetes in children: what to expect

If your child is diagnosed with diabetes, you may feel overwhelmed, angry and worried about the future. A diabetes care team can help with the challenges that lie ahead. Most children who develop diabetes will have type 1 diabetes, which is where the body is unable…

Diabetes: reduce your risk of getting it

More than 3 million people in the UK are diagnosed with diabetes, and it's thought that over half a million more people may have type 2 diabetes and not know it. People from some cultures, including African Caribbean communities, are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than the rest of the…

Diabetes: the facts

Diabetes is a long-term condition that affects the body's ability to process sugar or glucose. It can have serious health consequences. However, with careful management, people with diabetes can continue to lead full, healthy and active lives. People with diabetes are unable to stop the…

Diagnosis and treatment

When it comes to your prostate cancer treatment, it's your decision which option to choose. A healthcare team, including different treatment specialists, will advise you on your options and help you decide what to do.  There's not always a clear medical reason for choosing one type of treatment…

Diarrhoea and vomiting in children

Diarrhoea and vomiting in babies Most babies' poo (or stool) changes in consistency from week to week, or even day to day. Breastfed babies have runny poo that doesn't smell. Formula-fed babies' poo is firmer, darker brown and smellier. Diarrhoea is when your baby frequently…

Diet danger zones

Temptation is never far away when you're trying to lose weight. But if you plan ahead and maintain a flexible attitude, diet danger zones don't need to stop you achieving your target. It's the moment someone trying to lose weight dreads: your friends are heading for a…

Direct Payments

Direct payments are offered by your local authority to give you more flexibility over how your care and support is arranged and provided. They can be given to you if you have a care and support need or if you’re a carer. Direct payments were introduced to…

Disability Living Allowance for children under the age of 16

Disability Living Allowance can be claimed by the person responsible for a child whose care/supervision needs are substantially in excess of a child of the same age who does not have a disability or for the lower rate mobility component substantially more supervision whilst outside…
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