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A survey of more than 800 type 1 and insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes patients found that a quarter had been questioned about the sick days they had taken from work, while 12% claimed they had been refused time off. Story in Personnel Today.

Drinking alcohol regularly 'significantly protects against diabetes' - article on ITV News website.

Broccoli's role in combatting diabetes - an article in Innovators Magazine.

Healthwatch Suffolk's report explores people’s experiences of diabetic foot care services in Suffolk. The report is available to download here.

DUET Diabetes has produced a postcard giving useful links for nurses and carers of people with diabetes. Click here for the postcard.

A tenth of adults could be at risk of diabetes by the year 2035, according to a report from Public Health England by Health Business.

An article in The Guardian reports that diabetes drugs costs the NHS nearly £1bn a year.

My diabetes, my care is a new review from the Care Quality Commission on the state of diabetes treatment and care in England.  As well as considering how well we work together to deliver good services, the review also makes a number of recommendations for the future.  It includes a specific focus on black and minority ethnic groups, and people with a learning disability.  The review can be accessed here

A story in Nursing Times - women who enter the menopause either earlier or later than average are at higher risk of developing diabetes and should be encouraged to be “vigilant” about lifestyle, say researchers.