Midlands News - Diabetes UK

Raising awareness is a key part of our work in the Midlands Region and our Media Officer, Emma Edwards is dedicated to getting our voice heard throughout the counties.

Working with local and regional newspapers, TV stations and radio stations, our voice has been heard throughout the counties.

If you have a story, please contact Emma on 01376 505243 or email emma.edwards@diabetes.org.uk.

19 January 2018

A Burntwood woman has received a medal for living with diabetes for 50 years. 

Jan (pictured with her medal) has been married to her second husband for 25 years and has one son from her first marriage and two grandchildren. She revealed that she lived with terrible guilt for more than 40 years when her second son was stillborn.

15 November 2017

New research from Diabetes UK has found that three in five people living with diabetes experience emotional or mental health problems as a result of their condition.

In a survey carried out by Diabetes UK, more than 1000 people of different ages, ethnicities and backgrounds from across the Midlands shared their experiences of living with diabetes today, and what their hopes and fears were for the future.

07 August 2017

A woman from Parkfields will be doing the One Million Step Challenge for Diabetes UK after living with Type 1 diabetes for 21 years and overcoming numerous health issues related to the condition.<

The event takes place between 1 July and 30 September, and invites people to push themselves out of their comfort zone, by taking one million steps over three months and getting sponsored for every stride.

19 July 2017

A Great Barr family who have shown an amazing commitment to Diabetes UK through raising moneyfor the charity and also raising awareness ofType 1 diabetes have been recognised with a national volunteering award.

14 July 2017

A Bridgnorth mother-of-four, who works tirelessly to improve diabetes care for people in her local area, has won a national  

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