The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK has increased by more than 150,000 to 2.8 million in the past year, warns Diabetes UK today.
The data, collected from GP practices, also show the nationwide figure of people registered as obese to have risen to over five and half million, an increase of more than 265,000. This now means one in 20 of the population is being treated for diabetes and one in ten for obesity.
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has been granted £20,000 from the Scottish Government’s South Asia Development Fund to deliver a programme in the management of diabetic foot disease in India that could prevent diabetes related limb amputations. Our Podiatry experts are training phsyicians in India next month.
We also have Masters level programmes in Diabetes Care and Management.
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Scottish Development International has detailed the new education links between GCU and India which were announced by First Minister Alex Salmond.
“Scotland is renowned for its world class education system and I warmly welcome these new commitments to share knowledge, expertise and skills with India,” said the First Minister.
“We have global strengths in key industries such as life sciences, energy, financial and business services, the digital gaming industry and information technology and we are keen to learn from the dynamic growth and specialism in Indian Universities.”
One of the partnerships between Glasgow Caledonian University and Indian institutions aims to prevent unnecessary suffering through diabetes-related limb amputations. Find out more…
The move follows a MoU that was brokered by SDI one year ago today between the Association of Indian Universities and Universities Scotland, as part of Scotland’s approach to work alongside the new global super power.