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Diabetes

Diabetes is currently the 5th most common cause of death in the world.

5% of people (1 in 20) in the UK have diabetes.

Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the US.

Around 1 in 8 people between 20 and 79 years old have their death attributed to diabetes.

The average life expectancy is reduced by:
More than 20 years (Type 1)
Up to 10 years (Type 2)

Diabetes News

Should you track your blood sugar? Hype versus science of personalized diets

BBC - 16-Mar-2024

Science behind blood sugar monitoring and its potential impact on healthy people

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Diabetic monkeys regain insulin independence after transplant of unique insulin cells

Live Forever Club - 23-Feb-2024

This could lead to a safer and better treatment for type 1 diabetes.

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Red light exposure may lower blood sugar levels after meals

Independent - 21-Feb-2024

It reduced blood sugar spikes and overall levels in healthy individuals

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Clinical trials show the power of support in the fight against diabetes

New Scientist - 23-Jan-2024

Surprising impact of encouragement and guidance on remission rates revealed

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Diabetes Resources

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FreeStyle

The number 1 sensor-based glucose monitoring system used worldwide

Diabetes UK

Leading charity for people living with diabetes in the UK.

ViaCyte

Regenerative medicine company dedicated to developing a functional cure for type 1 diabetes.

JDRF

Nonprofit organization that funds type 1 diabetes research.

Diabetes.co.uk

Website offering news, information and resources on diabetes

Dexcom

Company that develops, manufactures and distributes continuous glucose monitoring systems for diabetes management.

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