Tower lights up blue to raise awareness

Blackpool Tower shines blue for World Diabetes Day.
Blackpool Tower shines blue for World Diabetes Day.
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Blackpool’s most iconic landmark shone bright to mark World Diabetes Day.

To help raise awareness of the condition, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, The Blackpool Tower and charity Diabetes UK lit the famous landmark in the colour of the charity – blue.

Health bosses say diabetes is on the increase in residents across the Fylde coast as poor diet and exercise contributes to a dramatic rise in sufferers of Type 2 diabetes.

Accounting for roughly 90% of all diabetes cases worldwide, Type 2 diabetes is strongly associated with excess body weight and a lack of physical activity.

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