News - Diabetes UK Northern Ireland

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12 February 2018

It will soon be time to pull on our trainers and get moving for the Belfast City Marathon, taking place on Monday 7 May 2018. There is a range of activities available − from the full marathon and the team relay, to the fun run and the eight-mile walk.

There are over 100,000 people living with diabetes in Northern Ireland. Diabetes is a serious condition, where there is too much glucose in the blood because the body cannot use it properly.

12 February 2018

Diabetes UK Northern Ireland is calling for people who are affected by diabetes to join an event at the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre on Saturday 24 February. You will have the chance to know more about diabetes and find out how we can fight the condition together.

Diabetes has got a grip on so many lives − over 100,000 in Northern Ireland, and this number will continue to grow every year.

06 February 2018

Two leading Consultants in the Western Trust will be guest speakers at the upcoming Foyle Area Diabetes UK Support Group meeting, taking place on Thursday 8 February at 7.00pm at the Healthy Living Centre, Old Library Trust Creggan.

Dr Neil Black and Dr Athinyaa Thiraviaraj will be on hand to answer any questions on diabetes and provide information about this complex and, at times, overwhelming, lifelong condition.

02 February 2018

Members of Rosario Youth Football Club raised a fantastic £3,100 for Diabetes UK Northern Ireland. The club organised two very successful fundraising events in Belfast – a Gala Ball at City Hall and a pub quiz at the Parador Hotel on Ormeau Road.

Rosario’s Chairperson Ciara Boyes said, ‘We are pleased to present Diabetes UK Northern Ireland with a donation of £3,100 and so grateful for the support we received from our members.

02 February 2018

Diabetes UK is looking for healthcare professionals from Northern Ireland to lead improvements in diabetes care. The charity is searching for consultants, nurses, GPs, dietitians, podiatrists, pharmacists and psychologists to take part in its Clinical Champions programme.

The award-winning initiative launched in 2014, in partnership with Novo Nordisk, to address the significant variation in patient care and treatment for people living with diabetes in the UK.

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