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.

22 May 2018

We're hosting a free event for people who live with, or are affected by diabetes, on Wednesday 30 May, 2018, at The Kindle Centre, Belmont Road, Hereford, HR2 7JE, from 6pm to 8pm.

The event will offer the opportunity to discuss how the condition is managed locally, learn how to live well with diabetes, and what support is available across the county.

16 May 2018

Many adults and children with diabetes in the Midlands are being denied a new life-changing technology that could help them to safely manage their condition.

Many people with diabetes need to self-monitor their blood glucose levels. This is usually done with a finger prick blood test using a meter that indicates the blood glucose level at the time of the test. People with diabetes who use insulin often need to test many times a day.

26 April 2018

Burton Diabetes UK support group raise awareness on footcare for people with diabetes.

This event was hosted by the Diabetes UK’s Burton voluntary group and Burton Albion Community Trust at the Pirelli Stadium in September.

Prof Fran Game, consultant diabetologist at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, opened the event, discussed diabetes care in the area and answered questions.

25 April 2018

A new group to support people living with or affected by diabetes is launching in Leicester supported by a team from DeMontfort University. 

The group’s first meeting will be held on Saturday, 28 April between 3pm and 5pm at Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre, Rothley Street, Leicester.

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.

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