Thanks to MP who is backing campaign

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A DIABETES charity has written to a Portsmouth MP to thank him for his work in promoting a campaign.

Mike Hancock, MP for Portsmouth South, has been supporting Diabetes UK’s 4T’s project, which aims to highlight the main signs and symptoms of Type 1 diabetes.

The four Ts are toilet, thirsty, tired and thinner.

Jill Steaton, south east regional manager for the charity, said: ‘The reason we are campaigning on this is that nine out of 10 parents are unable to correctly identify frequent urinating, excessive thirst, extreme tiredness, and unexplained weight loss as the main symptoms of type one diabetes.

‘It is only by raising awareness of the symptoms that we can bring this situation to an end, and this is why I am delighted Mike Hancock added his voice to the campaign by signing an Early Day Motion on this subject.

‘I look forward to working closely with him to ensure children with diabetes get the care and support they need.