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New Commission calls for diabetes specialists and patients to share evidence on alcohol harm

The Commission on Alcohol Harm has launched a call for evidence as part of its inquiry into alcohol harm and the changes needed to reduce the damage caused by alcohol.

The Commission will hold three oral evidence sessions across the UK later this year, and has launched a call for written evidence, with submissions welcomed before the deadline of 17 February 2020. The Commission is interested in receiving evidence from professionals with experience of the consequences of alcohol harm, particularly diabetes specialists, who sometimes witness the impact of excessive drinking in their work. The Commission also wants to hear from people with diabetes who have experienced the symptoms of hypoglycaemia or other health complications in relation to their drinking habits.

Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance UK, said: “The Commission on Alcohol Harm is an extremely important investigation into how all parts of our society are impacted by our drinking habits. We need to have voices representing the wide range of experiences of alcohol harm, including those on the front-line, researchers and those with first-hand experience of alcohol harm. Together, we can build a solid case for change.”

To share your views, please submit written evidence to harms_commission@ahauk.org by 17 February 2020. Visit the AHA website for submission guidelines.

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