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Diabetes Question Time – Beyond the Bill

Diabetes UK, Silver Star, Novo Nordisk and C3 Collaborating for Health, held a Diabetes Question Time at Westminster Central Hall on 17 January 2012.

It was one of a continuing series of discussions that explore the issues facing people with diabetes and those who care for them; topics addressed included the differences in quality of healthcare for people with diabetes across the UK, and problems with access to insulin pumps.

Supporting self-management

The session was opened by Christine Hancock, Director of C3 Collaborating for Health, and chaired byof Sky News. Panel members were:, Managing Director, Novo Nordisk UK;, Chairman, Health Select Committee;, Chairman, All Party Parliamentary Group


on Diabetes;, Nurse Consultant in Diabetes;, Patron of Silver Star, and Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Diabetes; and, Chief Executive, Diabetes UK.

The session ended with an address by, Minister of State for Care Service.

The event also included a survey of those attending, which suggested that supporting self-management was the area that audience members with diabetes identified as what should be the Government’s top diabetes priority. For people in the audience who do not have diabetes, identification and prevention came out on top.

Diabetes UK's Twitter feed

Diabetes UK Tweeted live from the event, and we have collected the best of the conversation into a Storify page (below):

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