Buildings lit in blue for diabetes awareness

Professor Jim Mann extolled Dunedin’s diabetes research activities as the city marked World Diabetes Day.

Dunedin staged some of New Zealand’s biggest diabetes-awareness activities yesterday.

Speaking at the opening of the events at the Mayfair Theatre, the director of Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research at the University of Otago said Dunedin was one of the leading centres for diabetes research, but warned New Zealand faced a diabetes epidemic.

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