Diabetes UK London News

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Raising awareness of diabetes is a key part of our work in the London Region and our Media Officer is dedicated to getting our voice heard across London in local and regional newspapers, radio stations and also on TV.

Read archived London news 

14 February 2018

Fancy a great night out?

Debbie Broom pictured, is a longstanding member of the Havering Local Group and organiser of the concert. For tickets and information please email Debbie at Debbie.broom@tesco.net

06 February 2018

An East London pensioner has received a medal for living with diabetes for 50 years.

People with Type 1 diabetes cannot produce insulin. No one knows exactly what causes it, but it’s not to do with being overweight and it isn’t currently preventable. Type 1 diabetes is treated by daily insulin doses - taken either by injections or via an insulin pump.

Once she was diagnosed, June then struggled to get on top of her diabetes as she has a needle-phobia.

30 November 2017

Kay Bone, the Lady Captain of Upminster Golf Club celebrated the end of a year of fundraising for Diabetes UK, with a series of events.

As well as a charity lunch, Kay held a Bridge evening, a quiz, a Ladies Open golf tournament, a Ladies festive lunch and a charity golf day.

13 October 2017

The coach of Crystal Palace Football Club plus the captain - have thrown their weight behind a campaign aimed at curbing diabetes-related amputations.

Dr Ryland Morgans - who has Type 1 diabetes - is Crystal Palace’s Head of Performance and a Diabetes UK supporter. He says: “We’re supporting the Putting Feet First campaign because the number of toe, foot and leg amputations is staggering. The fact the vast majority are preventable makes Diabetes UK’s work all the more important." 

16 August 2017

A London Emergency Services Event for families and friends of service personnel will help raise funds for Diabetes UK.

The ‘It’s a Knockout challenge’ on September 1 will see teams from the London Ambulance Service, the Metropolitan Police Service and the Fire Brigade go head-to-head in relay games using inflatable obstacle courses.

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