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.

"Amazing” Ava inspires mum’s fundraising and awareness campaign for Diabetes UK

Three-year-old Ava Wood (pictured above with her mum) fell ill in March this year and her parents Carrie and Simon were shocked when they were told she had the condition.

“We were absolutely devastated when we were given the news,” explained Carrie, who is also mum to one-year-old Harry.

“Like most people we knew very little about the condition. And suddenly our lives were turned upside down and we have found ourselves having to face this head-on to ensure Ava is healthy, happy and safe.

Type 2 diabetes project launches in Lincolnshire

The four Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Lincolnshire, responsible for planning health services for more than 617,000 people across the county, are working together to support people living with Type 2 diabetes.

Over the next two years the project is set to reach more than 16,000 people living with the condition with eight living with diabetes days, thousands of information packs and new peer support local groups.

The first event will be held during Diabetes Week. 

Wolverhampton teacher puts best foot forward for Diabetes UK

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.

It will take mother-of-two Ruth Downie (pictured above with daughter Lucinda and son Deon), who teaches at Dormston School in Sedgley, Dudley, more than 10,000 steps a day to reach her million.

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