Comic book on diabetes created by Portsmouth doctor wins award

Havant and East Hampshire Mind have been given �323,000 by Sport England to help families of a low income stay active. The charity will work alongside Havant's branch of Oarsome Chance as part of the project based in Leigh Park.''Picture by Malcolm Wells (180522-9760)

£323,000 boost to help Havant families stay active and improve wellbeing

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A COMIC book to help youngsters with type 1 diabetes has picked up an award.

Type 1:Origins, created by Queen Alexandra Hospital’s diabetes expert Dr Partha Kar and Dr Mayank Patel, of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, won at the Diabetes Quality in Care awards.

It came out on top in the Diabetes Collaboration Initiative of the Year – Children, Young People and Emerging Adults category.

A comment by the judges said: ‘Type 1:Origins, is a breath of fresh air. It is easily accessed and easy to use, being cost neutral. It is very creative and innovative.’