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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 

01 October 2018

A new technology that is potentially life-changing for many people with diabetes is now available in 22 (out of 33) London boroughs.

After Diabetes UK successfully campaigned to make Flash Glucose Monitoring available on the NHS last year, health leaders in many areas have approved its use, which means some people who meet local criteria will be able to get it free of charge on prescription for the first time.<

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.

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.

10 August 2017

People are invited to attend a diabetes awareness event we're running in Waltham Forest this month aimed at helping more people in the borough understand the risks of diabetes.

The Mayor of Waltham Forest, Cllr Yemi Osho will attend the event on Wednesday, 16 August - and she has picked Diabetes UK as her charity of the year.

03 August 2017

Football fans will be asked to dig deep to help raise funds for Diabetes UK before enjoying a match at Crystal Palace this Saturday.

The club has given the go-ahead for a bucket collection by the charity before their sold-out friendly against German side FC Schalke 04 at Selhurst Park on Saturday, August 5 (3pm kick-off).

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