Type 1 diabetes campaign
Fabian has reiterated his support for diabetes sufferers by supporting the presentation at Westminster on the 11th of March made by JDRF the leading Type 1 diabetes reseach charity. At the vent, Fabian met Laura one of his constituents who lives with the condition and was present in London as part of a delegation of 60 diabetes patients. The event was held in order to press the government to fund further research.
Type 1 diabetes is a chronic and challenging condition. The exact cause is unclear, but it is not linked to lifestyle or diet. A child diagnosed with it at the age of five faces up to 19,000 insulin injections and 50,000 finger prick tests by the time they are 18. The condition affects 400,000 people in the UK - equivalent to more than 600 people in every constituency - and incidence is growing rapidly, particularly in those under five years old.
Speaking after the event Fabian said: "Parliament has highlighted the true impact of type 1 diabetes upon those that live with it, their families, and the country as a whole. On behalf of those living with the condition in Leeds North East, I will be urging the Science Minister David Willetts to fund more research into this condition."
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