Diabetes can double your risk of stroke, so why arent patients told to cut their blood pressure?

Diabetes can DOUBLE your risk of stroke, so why aren’t patients told to cut their blood pressure | UPDATED: 10:44 GMT, 5 June 2012 Gauging the problem: Many diabetics do not appreciate the importance of keeping their blood pressure down Adrian Scott was driving on a dual carriageway at 70 miles per hour when he felt a sensation like an electric shock strike his left side.

Babies treated in the womb for obesity: Overweight mothers-to-be get diabetes pill to cut the risk of having a fat child

Babies treated in the womb for obesity: Overweight mothers-to-be get diabetes pill to cut the risk of having a fat childNHS trial has been started in attempt to halt obesity epidemicIf it is a success, treatment could be widespread in five yearsBut there is unease over problem that could be solved by exercise and diet | UPDATED: 06:50 GMT, 2 April 2012 Babies are being medicated in the womb in an attempt to prevent them from being born obese.

A woman”s best friend: Dog saves woman”s life FOUR TIMES

A woman’s best friend: Diabetic mother reveals how her cocker spaniel has saved her life FOUR TIMES. A severely diabetic mum told how her life has been saved four times by her cocker spaniel – Scotland’s first blood sugar sniffer dog.

Diabetes in the UK: Improving care could save 24,000 lives EVERY YEAR

Improving diabetes care could save 24,000 lives EVERY YEAR Women with diabetes are nine times more likely to die young than those without the conditionNearly 300,000 people in the UK have Type 1 diabetes, while more than 3million are though to have Type 2 A woman with Type 1 diabetes has an insulin jab: An estimated 70,000 to 75,000 people with diabetes die in England every year and most are related to the condition Up to 24,000 people with diabetes are dying unnecessarily every year, according to a new report. Most deaths could be avoided if they received better NHS care and if their condition was better managed, it said