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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 

23 May 2018

Residents with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, or who have a family member with diabetes are invited to a Putting Feet First event we've organised with City & Hackney CCG and the Homerton Hospital.<

We've teamed up with health bosses in the City & Hackney areas to put the focus on diabetes in a bid to reduce complications from the condition which can include devastating lower limb amputations.

Putting Feet First event
Thursday, 14 June 
6pm to 8.30pm (refreshments and registration from 5.30pm).
Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare St, London E8 1HE.

24 April 2018

Volunteers celebrated their achievements at our annual event to mark the huge contribution they make to the lives of people living with diabetes in the London region - and the winners of the 2018 I

Congratulations to all the winners - see more below - all our volunteers and everyone who nominated.

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

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.

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