NHS diabetes care "lottery": Thousands could face blindness, strokes and death because of variations in treatment

1m an hour 'lottery' of NHS diabetes care: Thousands face complications including blindness, strokes and even death because of 'shocking' variations in treatmentFailures are leading to premature deaths according to Parliamentary groupAlmost half of sufferers not getting nine recommended annual checks By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 01:31 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:21 GMT, 20 March 2013 Thousands of people with diabetes are being failed by ‘shocking variations’ in NHS treatment, warn MPs.

Diabetics are almost 50% more likely to have a heart attack than those without the condition

Diabetics are almost 50% more likely to have a heart attack than those without the condition Condition increases the risk of heart attack by 48 per cent, according to the National Diabetes Audit Almost 14,500 diabetics in England and Wales suffered a heart attack between 2010 and 2011 People with diabetes also 65 per cent more likely to have heart failure than the rest of the population | UPDATED: 11:38 GMT, 10 December 2012 People with diabetes are almost 50 per cent more likely to have a heart attack than those who do not have the condition, new research has shown.

Leg ulcers can take months to treat, but female hormone cream is speeding up the healing process

Leg ulcers can take months to treat, but female hormone cream is speeding up the healing process | UPDATED: 02:17 GMT, 2 October 2012 Oestrogen has an effect on a range of different cells within a wound Doctors have discovered why wounds such as ulcers take longer to heal in older people — and they believe a cream containing the female hormone oestrogen could be the answer.

Pictured: Bomb disposal expert who lost his arms and legs in IED blast documents his recovery online – and sets off MASSIVE fundraiser

“It”s been so hard and she”s been here the whole time”: Amazing love story of bomb disposal expert who lost arms and legs in Afghanistan blast and the girlfriend who has been at his side during remarkable recovery Taylor Morris, 23, underwent quadruple amputation after being seriously injured during deployment in May Returned home to a hero”s welcome in Cedar Falls, Iowa less than three months after being wounded

Aggers: The crippling hand condition that"s been my biggest test

The voice of cricket Jonathan 'Aggers' Agnew: The crippling hand condition that's been my biggest testJonathan Agnew suffers from Dupuytren’s contracture The sufferer's connective tissue under the skin of the hand contracts pulling the fingers inwards'Aggers' has has eight surgeries on his hand | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 25 August 2012 Dupuytren's contracture: BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew has had eight operations to his hand Despite eight operations, the BBC’s ‘Voice of Cricket’, Jonathan Agnew, remains plagued by a crippling condition of the fingers that, untreated, could have led to amputation.

850,000 do not know they have diabetes

850,000 Britons do not know they have diabetes and could be missing health checks that would spot life-threatening complications | UPDATED: 00:25 GMT, 11 June 2012 Almost one in 70 people are living with undiagnosed diabetes and are running the risk of 'devastating' complications Around one in 70 people in Britain suffer from type 2 diabetes but do not realise it, a charity has warned.

“Elephant Boy”; fighting for his life after legs swelled up and he contracted flesh-eating infection

‘Elephant Boy’, 10, fighting for his life after legs swelled up and he contracted flesh-eating infection

Diabetes could "bankrupt" the NHS yet most spending is avoidable, say experts

Diabetes could 'bankrupt' the NHS in 20 years yet most spending is avoidable, say experts Four-fifths of NHS diabetes spending goes on treating complicationsNumber of people with diabetes expected to rise from 3.8m to 6.25m by 2035 | UPDATED: 08:31 GMT, 25 April 2012 Diabetes Diabetes will cost the NHS more than a sixth of its entire budget by 2035, a report has warned.

Bone putty could heal fractures in days rather than months, claim scientists

Revolutionary putty could heal bone fractures in days rather than months, claim scientists By Claire Bates Last updated at 3:20 PM on 8th February 2012 A 'fracture putty' could have people with broken legs up and moving as fast as days afterward, claim scientists Anyone who has broken a bone knows how long and arduous the recovery period can be.