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Council gets the blues

Health charity Diabetes UK Northern Ireland has thanked Castlereagh Borough Council and the people responsible for the Harmony Statue in Belfast for taking part in a World Diabetes Day initiative by lighting up buildings or monuments in blue to mark the estimated 2600 people diagnosed with diabetes in the Castlereagh area and the estimated 11,600 people diagnosed in the Belfast area.

From 2005-2010 the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes in Northern Ireland has increased by 34 per cent and it is expected to increase further over the years ahead.

Belfast Telegraph