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.

15 November 2018

An emotional journey supporting loved ones with diabetes has inspired two garden designers to dream up a beautiful Show Garden for RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2019 (May 9-12).

Karen Tatlow and Katherine Hathaway have both been touched by the condition and have chosen to raise awareness by designing the first ever diabetes Show Garden.

18 July 2018

A Norfolk doctor has been selected as a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion, to help transform care for people living with diabetes in the East of England. 

Clare Hambling, GP and Clinical Lead for diabetes and long term conditions, West Norfolk CCG, (pictured) was chosen for her passion for, and commitment to excellence in diabetes care.

18 July 2018

Three healthcare professionals have been selected as Diabetes UK Clinical Champions, to help transform care for people living with diabetes in the Midlands. 

Tabitha Randell, a Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust; Ateeq Syed, a Consultant Endocrinologist at University Birmingham Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (pictured)

01 June 2018

South Warwickshire Diabetes UK Group is holding an all-day event in the town to raise awareness and understanding of diabetes.


The Living with Diabetes Awareness Day is being held on Saturday June 30 at the Royal Leamington Spa Town Hall.

A host of speakers will be giving up-to-date information on services and issues relating to the condition. 

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.

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.

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