Kat Heriot Maitland left blind and in a wheelchair at just 28 after a stroke

Timebomb that left Kat blind and in a wheelchair at just 28: A mother”s moving account of a disorder that affects one in 100 Just over a year ago, Kat Heriot Maitland’s life seemed blessed. Beautiful and intelligent, she was happily married with a gorgeous baby son, Louis, and running a thriving events management business. Then, on the morning of September 7, her life changed for ever

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