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Diabetes Matters: A new programme about diabetes

Diabetes Matters

This news-style programme, presented by Alice Beer, raises awareness of diabetes on an international scale, helping us in our fight for a world where diabetes can do no harm. 

A must-watch for people with or without diabetes, this programme covers huge range of topics – from the latest advancements in treatment, research and care, and how type 2 diabetes can be prevented in some people, to the impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on those living with diabetes.

There’s more too, including exclusive interviews from thought leaders and innovators within the health industry. Plus, you’ll get expert insight from researchers and organisations who are tackling the growing diabetes crisis right now. We also hear from Marcel Somerville, musician and Love Island star, talking about his experiences of being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes during lockdown. 

Watch the video below:


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One in 15 of us is now living with diabetes 

Diabetes is on the rise, with 5.3 million people expected to be living with the condition by 2025. That’s why ‘Diabetes Matters’ and our partnership with ITN Productions is so important. 

We want to show the scale and the seriousness of the diabetes, and the need to act quickly to tackle the condition. And we want to inspire more people to take action and support our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm. 

Chris Askew, our Chief Executive, said: 

“This year, the coronavirus pandemic brought into sharp focus the need for urgent and decisive action on diabetes like never before.  

We must act now to prioritise the health of our nation, and to support – at all levels within our society – those at risk of developing serious long-term conditions such as type 2 diabetes.

And our mission to help those with all type of diabetes to live well, while we do everything in our power to find a cure, is more important now than ever. Diabetes can be relentless, and in the UK there are more than 4.8 million people living with it.

This World Diabetes Day, we’re proud to partner with ITN Productions to produce “Diabetes Matters,” and to remind everyone how, together, through understanding, excellence in care, and pioneering research, we can end the harm done by diabetes to millions of families in the UK and around the world.”

Elizabeth Fisher-Robins, Head of ITN Productions Industry News, said: 

“We’re delighted to be producing a programme that raises awareness of the health risks of diabetes and recognises the latest medical developments as well as celebrating the success stories.”

‘Diabetes Matters’ was produced in partnership between Diabetes UK with ITN Productions. Diabetes UK did not make any financial contribution towards the production of this documentary, and received no money from any contributors. Diabetes UK is not responsible for any third party or advertorial content within the film. Any changes to your medication or lifestyle should always be undertaken with support from your healthcare professional.

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