All this week BBC TV and radio programmes in England will be focusing on diabetes.
The action started last night at 7.30pm on Inside Out, BBC One England’s regional current affairs series. All 12 BBC English regions showed a ten-minute film on Type 2 diabetes which included an interview with Chris Askew, our Chief Executive talking about the Type 2 diabetes crisis and what needs to be done to tackle it.
Each region then carried local content about diabetes, and we have contributed to several of the films on a range of topics including amputations, the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme and our Community Champions programme. We have included links to all the different editions below.
The programmes are a great chance to get people to sit up and think seriously about the causes and complications of diabetes, and how we can tackle the diabetes crisis.
Inside Out versions
All the below programmes feature the same initial 10-minute report on the scale of the diabetes crisis. Skip ten minutes into the programme for the regional-specific report. They will be available until 24 November.
A look at lifestyle and Type 2 diabetes.
Film follows one of our Community Champions and her mother, as the mother finds out whether she has Type 2 diabetes. There's more from the Champion on ourYour Storiespages.
A look at Professor Rubino's work on bariatric surgery at King's College Hospital.
North East and Cumbria
A look at Professor Roy Taylor's low-calorie diet research at Newcastle University, followed by an interview with American Idol star Amelia Lilly, who has Type 1 diabetes (from 20 minutes in).
Featuring an interview with Regional Head Stephen Ryan at one of our Know Your Risk roadshows, and research at Manchester Metropolitan University by Neil Reeves, funded by Diabetes UK.
National film runs from 10 minutes in, followed by a piece from 20 minutes in on local amputation rates, featuring an interview with Regional Head Jill Steaton.
National film runs from 10 minutes in, followed by a piece from 20 minutes in on Type 2 diabetes education.
A look at high amputation rates in the region.
Includes a visit to one of our Know Your Risk roadshows in Swindon.
A look at the link between ethnicity and Type 2 diabetes.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
On lifestyle, Type 2 diabetes and education.