The number one diabetes charity in the UK is Diabetes UK. Their history goes back to 1934. They tell us on their website “we are diabetes experts” and “we are healthcare professionals” Well, if any organisation can claim to be diabetes experts, it must be DUK, yes, not in my opinion, judging by their horrendous failure rate. Some time ago I analysed the HbA1c data from the National Diabetes Audit 2010-2011. The HbA1c is a blood test for diabetics, it gives an accurate measure of a diabetics blood glucose control over the previous three months. To put these numbers into perspective, a healthy non diabetic would generally have a HbA1c of 4.5 to 5.5. A well controlled diabetic can achieve non diabetic HbA1c.