News - Diabetes UK Northern Ireland

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23 November 2017

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the local Lisburn Diabetes UK Support Group, a Living with Diabetes Day was hosted at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club for anyone living with Type 2 diabetes or anyone caring for someone with Type 2 diabetes. The purpose of the day was to provide more information about diabetes and empower people to live well with this lifelong condition.

Diabetes UK Northern Ireland Volunteer Development Manager, Heather Causer, said, 'We dedicated a lot of time on the day to learning about managing diabetes and all the different aspects of the condition that needed attention.

21 November 2017

The Key, 13 Dunluce Street in Larne, recently opened and has been busy raising money for Diabetes UK Northern Ireland and Parkinson’s Trust charities. The charities received the first cheque presentation from The Key with a donation of £1,125 from efforts since the shop opened in July 2017.

Diabetes UK Northern Ireland National Fundraiser, Naomi Breen said: “All the team at The Key in Larne have worked so hard to not only raise awareness about both diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, but have also kindly donated money they have raised

14 November 2017

On World Diabetes DayNorthern Ireland’s fastest growing electricity provider, Click Energy NI, has announced that Diabetes UK Northern Ireland will become its official charity of the year for 2018.

Selected by the Click Energy team, the charity partnership will help Diabetes UK Northern Ireland to raise awareness of the condition and provide support to people living with diabetes through a number of initiatives

14 November 2017

New research from Diabetes UK finds more than two thirds of people living with diabetes experience emotional or mental health problems.

In one of the largest surveys carried out by Diabetes UK, 226 people of different ages, ethnicities and backgrounds from across Northern Ireland shared their experiences of living with diabetes today, and what their hopes and fears were for

03 November 2017

Omagh mum Lorraine Reid is entering the festive spirit and has organised a Christmas Craft Fair taking place Saturday 2 December at Omagh Golf Club with all proceeds going to Diabetes UK Northern Ireland.

Lorraine’s daughter, Zarah, aged 5, is living with Type 1 diabetes and after the shock diagnosis, they decided to help the local charity raise awareness and funds to help the diabetes community in Northern Ireland.

Lorraine said, ‘When Zarah was diagnosed we couldn’t believe it. This is a lifelong condition that as a family, we have had to learn how to manage, but one day, it will be up to Zarah to manage her Type 1 diabetes herself.

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