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Diabetes patients presented with medals

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.

Patients and staff at the Surrey hospital Credit: Frimley Park Hospital

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?”

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Charity advises diabetics on fasting during Ramadan

by Martin Dowse

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.

The heroic toddler who saved her father's life

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.

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