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Diabetes cure within reach

The Daily Express
(c) 2014 Express Newspapers
by Giles Sheldrick

Experts confident they can wipe out the killer disease ‘Race is on. We could have cure in 20 years’.

DIABETES could be cured “within a generation” thanks to radical British-led research, a world expert claimed last night.

UK teams are leading the race against a disease which will hit 6.25 million people by 2035 – 10 per cent of the population – and already costs the NHS £1million an hour. Find out more…

Google zooms in on smart lenses
(c) Financial Times
by Richard Waters in San Francisco

Google is aiming to take a lead in an area of “wearable” health devices where Microsoft once hoped to be a pioneer, as it tests a contact lens designed to help diabetics track their blood sugar levels in the blink of an eye.

The prototype device, revealed late on Thursday, analyses the glucose levels in a wearer’s tears. Google said it hoped the idea would one day save millions of diabetics from the need to take frequent blood samples to track their condition. However, it conceded: “There’s still a lot more work to do to turn this technology into a system that people can use.” Find out more…

Minister is belle of the ball, even with Pippa and Poppy

The Times
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by Lucy Fisher

Minister is belle of the ball, even with Pippa and Poppy; Theresa May, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes this year, showed support for fellow sufferers and was praised for being open about her illness, writes Lucy Fisher.

More accustomed to jeers and criticism from fellow politicians in the House of Commons, the Home Secretary elicit-ed uproarious applause and praise at a charity ball.

The simple fact of her attendance at the Sugar Plum Ball for type 1 diabetes prompted the raucous welcome: Ther-esa May has become the poster girl for sufferers of the illness.

Mrs May discovered earlier this year that she had developed the condition. Her decision to attend the fundraiser, after speaking openly about diabetes in July, led to an outpouring of praise from sufferers and their relatives. Find out more…

The Sugarplum Dinner – November 2013

One Mayfair played host to the first ever Sugarplum Dinner on November 20th 2013, which raised £257,000 for JDRF, the main type 1 diabetes research charity in the world.  As well as a who’s who of London’s A list, the dinner was also attended by the Home Secretary Theresa May (who has type 1), Lord Julian Fellowes, Pippa Middleton, and Poppy Delevingne. Find out more…