Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed study to shed new light on why people with Type 2 Diabetes are at risk of bone fractures.
Using high resolution imaging to create a "virtual bone biopsy", they found that individuals with Type 2 Diabetes have structural defects within their bones, which could weaken them.
Their findings may explain the greater rates of fracture found in older men and women with the disease.
Kent's Hever Castle will be lit up blue later today, ahead of World Diabetes Day.
Marked across the world on 14th November, World Diabetes Day raises awareness of diabetes and what it's like to live with the condition.
The number of people having a limb amputated because of diabetes is high in Southampton and parts of Sussex compared to the rest of the country. Diabetes UK is calling for urgent action and is raising awareness with a new campaign launched today. The charity has created a display of 148 shoes, which represent the number of amputations in one city alone over the past three years. The shoes have been donated by amputees and celebrities, including X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, and our own Fred Dinenage. Juliette Fletcher reports.
Schools must do more to support young people living with Type 1 Diabetes. That's according to the charity Diabetes UK. The illness can have devastating effects if it's not effectively managed. Now, a helpline is being launched to ensure that children receive the correct care while at school. Malcolm Shaw reports.
'Put feet first' is the message to diabetes sufferers in Hampshire, which it's been revealed, has the highest amputation rate in the country.
New figures show more diabetes patients have limbs removed in Gosport and Fareham than anywhere in Britain.
Experts say in many cases, such drastic measures could be have been prevented.
A man who had to have his lower leg removed spoke to other patients at a workshop in Fareham, about the importance of regularly checking feet.
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Patients at a Surrey hospital who have lived with diabetes for a total of 418 years have been given special medals.
Frimley Park Hospital patients have been presented with Alan Nabarro medals at a celebration held to commemorate those living with diabetes for 50 years.
Dr Tringham from the hospital said: "It is great to see so many of you here today andonly you really know just how much an achievement it is living with diabetes,day in day out.
"When you first started you would probably have had glass syringes and thick needles to sterilise - now those things are in museums! Who knows what advances there will be in 50 years’ time?”
The quick thinking of 7-year old Kelsey Kent helped to save his father's life. Find out how by viewing this report by Tom Savvides. It includes interviews with Kelsey, his father Paul and paramedic Lee Oldridge.
A medical breakthrough for diabetics - a computerised bluetooth insulin pump - has transformed the life of a six-year-old boy from Kent.
The innovation means Matthew Stonebridge, from Staplehurst, can play all his favourite sports, and also means he never again has to use the things he hates most: needles. John Ryall reports.
Today marks the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan when the Muslim community refrains from eating and drinking between sunrise and sunset for around thirty days.
Fasting can, though, be a dilemma for many people who also happen to have diabetes. They want to observe the fast, but that could mean putting their health at risk.
This year, the charity Diabetes UK is highlighting the dangers and assuring people that they can still follow their faith. The interviewees in Matin Dowse's report are: Nadeem Iqbal who has type 1 Diabetes, and Jenny Patel from Diabetes UK.
Would you know what to do if someone went into a diabetic coma? Well, fortunately for one man - his TWO-year-old daughter did!
Little Willow Bassett rushed to the rescue when her dad Jason suddenly collapsed at home. The youngster had been taught to give him sweets if he became ill but when that did not work, she stroked his head until her mum rang and she was able to raise the alarm.
Her actions have been praised by paramedics who treated Jason at his home in Southampton. Kerry Swain has been to meet the little lifesaver.