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Dr Miriam Stoppard: ‘It’s getting harder to tell the 2 types of diabetes apart’

As a rule of thumb, type 1 ­diabetes is defined as needing insulin and first appears in childhood or teen age. Type 2, on the other hand, tends to appear in later life, usually middle age, mostly doesn’t require ­insulin and is largely triggered by ­excessive weight. Lifestyle changes can often curb it, so clearly… Read More »

False allegations of fabricated illness ‘ripped family apart’

Campaigners are calling for an inquiry into concerns that families have been wrongly accused of inventing or causing illnesses in their children. Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII) is a rare form of abuse where parents exaggerate or cause their child’s medical condition. Families and charities claim there is a “wave of false allegations”. The Department… Read More »