Tag: Health

“Type 1 diabetes is hard work at age of 21: having to take insulin 3 times a day…and explain to my friends what I’m doing and why”

Young people with Type 1 diabetes in the North East have shown their support for new diabetes findings. A team of researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School, the University of Oslo and the network of Pancreatic Organ Donors (nPOD) found the progression of the disease is radically different in those diagnosed as teenagers […]

Sunderland people becoming health champions

People in Sunderland are becoming health champions to help their family, friends, work colleagues and neighbours.  The initiative began in 2011 to recruit and train people to promote healthy living messages at home, work and socially in a more informal, face-to-face conversational way. Since then, more than 650 people have become accredited […]

Charity calls on Britons to wear red as figures show one in every North East family could be at ‘greater risk of heart disease’

Over three quarters of people in the North East have someone in their family with factors that put them at greater risk of heart disease. This is according to new statistics released ahead of the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Wear it. Beat it. campaign to get the nation wearing red to fight […]