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Know diabetes, fight diabetes

Sir Steve Redgrave

November this year marks the twentieth anniversary of when I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Having been at four Olympics, I thought my chances of competing in another one were non-existent but I quickly learned from medical professionals that the condition can be managed. Having said that, reaching my ...

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Help is at hand! Dementia Awareness Week

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This month we mark Dementia Awareness Week. Did your readers know that an estimated 225,000 people will develop dementia this year alone – that’s one every three minutes – and, with people in the UK living longer than ever before, the threat of developing age related conditions such as dementia ...

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NHS restricts essential diabetes equipment

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Diabetes UK found that 26.03 per cent of people with diabetes in the West Midlands said they weren’t prescribed a sufficient amount of test strips. This supports more recent findings by the leading charity, that people living with diabetes are being refused an essential piece of kit to monitor blood ...

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NHS staff are giving 100%, but getting just 1% in return, says UNISON

Commenting on the announcement from the NHS pay review body (PRB) yesterday (Tuesday), UNISON West Midlands Regional Secretary Ravi Subramanian said: “Health service employees go above and beyond caring for patients and keeping the health service running – often in very challenging circumstances. “The government insists it values them, but ...

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Mother’s Day Treats… you’d be Daff not to.

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We always like to trumpet our lovely daffodils here at the Gardens.  They line the driveway, fill some of the formal borders and nestle round the apple trees in our orchard This Mother’s Day they should be at their best. Why not bring Mum for a stroll in the spring ...

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Mother’s Day Treats… you’d be Daff not to.

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We always like to trumpet our lovely daffodils here at the Gardens.  They line the driveway, fill some of the formal borders and nestle round the apple trees in our orchard This Mother’s Day they should be at their best. Why not bring Mum for a stroll in the spring ...

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