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World Diabetes Day comes to the region

Today is World Diabetes day and events are taking place across the region to educate people about the condition.

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Report shows that 90% of parents cannot recognise diabetes symptoms

Events `are taking place across the region to educate people about type 1 diabetes to mark World Diabetes day.

Diabetes UK has launched a campaign to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes in children.

A report has shown that nine out of ten parents cannot recognise the symptoms of the condition.

Symptoms of type 1 diabetes include:

  • Needing the toilet more than usual
  • Wanting to drink more often than usual
  • Feeling tired or lethargic
  • Losing weight

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