Lincolnshire man’s eight-stone weight loss journey: ‘I feel like a totally different person and have a great zest for life’

A man from Waltham in north-east Lincolnshire has spoken of losing almost eight stone during a 12-week weight management programme. John Fawcett, 57, weighed 126.2kg when he became type 2 diabetic. He was overweight and often felt tired during the day. He became a grandad for the first time which made him want to lose … Read more

Patient information: shortage of drugs used for managing blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes

The NHS is currently facing supply issues with glucagon-like peptide receptor agonists (GLP-1), a range of drugs used for managing blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes. The global shortage in supply is partly due to a surge in off label prescriptions of the drug semaglutide being issued for weight loss which is … Read more

Complete online test to determine Type 2 diabetes risk

People in the Humber region and parts of Yorkshire are being encouraged to know their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes – by taking an online test, which takes just three minutes to complete. Some 12.3 million people in the UK are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. If left untreated, diabetes can cause … Read more