SPOTLIGHT: Diabetes mellitus

Ahead of Diabetes Awareness Week

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SPOTLIGHT: Diabetes mellitus

Vitality's John Downes examines the history, symptoms and underwriting considerations of diabetes ahead of Diabetes Awareness Week (14-20 June)

In last month's article, we looked at a number of endocrine disorders such as, Cushing's disease, Addison's disease and diabetes insipidus. Diabetes mellitus - or just diabetes as it's more commonly referred to - is also an endocrine disorder and one which underwriters encounter far more often than those conditions discussed last month. With Diabetes Awareness week coming up in June (14 - 20) it seemed like an opportune moment to look at this condition in more detail. Diabetes is derived from...

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