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.