David Stewart MSP

North MSP supports Diabetes UK Scotland campaign

Highlands and Islands Regional Labour MSP David Stewart has spoken of his support for the “Small Change, Big Difference Campaign” bring run by Diabetes UK Scotland in conjunction with National Diabetes Week 2007.

Mr Stewart said, “I have had a longstanding interest in diabetes and will be joining the new diabetic cross-party group in the Scottish Parliament.

“Whilst previously an MP, I was for eight years a member of a similar group at Westminster.

“Scotland has one of the highest diabetes rates and the illness is the main cause of blindness for those of working age and half of non-traumatic amputations are caused by the disease. ”

“I have laid down a parliamentary motion calling on members to welcome the ‘Small Change, Big Difference Campaign’ and commend the support that Diabetes UK Scotland provides to Scotland’s estimated 173,000 people.”    7 June 2007

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Written by davidstewart

July 31, 2007 at 1:36 pm

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