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What's it like to suffer from diabetes?

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 25 April 2012

What it's like to suffer from diabetes? What is the difference from Type 1 & Type 2? Can you suffer from a milder of more severe type of diabetes?

Disability access to five of the major price comparison websites have been found to be non-compliant with the EHRC guidelines and are deemed illegal.

A growing number of councils across the country are contracting out their clothes donation banks to the private sector. Clothing donation banks make up a significant proportion of a charities' income and many of them are worried this is the start of a wider trend as cash starved councils look for new ways to raise revenue.

As the FSA continue to close down firms offering landbanking opportunities, people who invested in similar schemes which went bust in 2009 have just found out they are not going to get any of their money back.

How many of us actually know how to choose good oil, to check the label, the colour of the oil and the harvest date? After alcohol, olive oil takes up the largest amount of shelf space of any single ingredient in British supermarkets, yet we know very little about what goes in to our oil.

We hoard them in jars for that rainy day but is the penny piece on it's way out?

Presented by Winifred Robinson
Produced by Maire Devine.


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  • Land banking

    Tens of thousands of people will get letters warning them they could be victims of fraud after a list of names was seized from landbanking and share fraud companies.

  • Olive Oil

    Olive oil is to be subject to new testing in the UK . The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are responding to worries that olive oil is being passed off for something it is not.

  • Abolish the Penny

    Might the UK one day be left penniless? Canada, Australia, and Russia have all abolished their smallest coin and the US is thinking about it.Will the UK do the same?

  • What is it like to live with Diabetes?

    The number of people living with Diabetes is predicted to jump by 2 million in the next 25 years, so will NHS spending to treat it. What is it like for those living with it now and what can we learn?

  • Just Giving

    The death of Claire Squires during the London Marathon on Sunday has drawn attention to the five per cent fee charged by Just Giving. It’s waved the charges in this case.

  • Website Accessibility

    A new report reveals 5 major price comparison websites have failed to meet the accessibiliy requirements laid out in the Equality Act 2010.

  • Niamh Bridger doing her finger prick test

    Niamh Bridger doing her finger prick test

    Niamh Bridger who has Type 1 Diabetes doing one of her many daily finger prick tests

  • Niamh Bridger and her mum Trisha

    Niamh Bridger and her mum Trisha

    Niamh Bridger, her mum Trisha and their pet tortoise Apple-Pie

  • Nicky Dixon running the marathon

    Nicky Dixon running the marathon

    Nicky Dixon who has Type 1 Diabetes running the London Marathon in April 2012

  • Nicky and her sister Yolanda

    Nicky and her sister Yolanda

    Nicky Dixon with her sister Yolanda, who lost her fight with complications from Type 1 Diabetes last year.


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