World Diabetes Day (No. 2)

Posted on: 1st November 2011

Andrew George has seconded EDM2328. Motion reads: “That this House welcomes World Diabetes Day on 14 November and notes that one person every four seconds somewhere in the world is diagnosed with the condition and that tens of millions of people worldwide, and up to one million people in the UK, have the condition but remain untreated; further notes that early diagnosis and treatment reduces the risks of complications such as stroke, heart disease and amputation; expresses the hope that anyone experiencing some of the common early symptoms such as weight variation, tiredness or thirst to see their GP without delay for a simple test; and praises the work of diabetes charities, patient groups and health professionals who come together on World Diabetes Day to raise awareness and thank those who work to find ever more effective treatment regimes for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.”