News - Diabetes UK Northern Ireland

If you have a story to tell or are organising an event, please email the Northern Ireland team at n.ireland@diabetes.org.uk

Raising awareness of diabetes is a key part of our work and getting our voice heard across Northern Ireland so we are always looking for media case studies. If you would like to be a media volunteer then please get in touch at n.ireland@diabetes.org.uk.

Read our archived news stories

16 May 2018

A new technology that is potentially life-changing for many people with diabetes is now available across Northern Ireland.

After we successfully campaigned to make Flash Glucose Monitoring available on the NHS last year, the

14 May 2018

On Saturday 26 May the Limavady Support Group will be hosting their Walk for Diabetes from 2pm at the Roe Valley Country Park in Limavady.

Every year Diabetes UK Northern Ireland supporter groups launch Walks for Diabetes right across the province to mobilise local communities to come together to not only get active, but to raise awareness about a condition that is touching mor

14 May 2018

On Saturday 2 June the Fermanagh Support Group will be hosting their Walk for Diabetes from 11am at Castle Coole National Trust in Enniskillen.

Every year Diabetes UK Northern Ireland supporter groups launch Walks for Diabetes right across the province to mobilise local communities to come together to not only get active, but to raise awareness about a condition that is touching mor

25 April 2018

Bangor woman, Lesley Heaney has decided to take on the Diabetes UK Swim 22 challenge which will see her complete the 22 mile equivalent distance of the English Channel in her local swimming pool, Bangor Aurora.

After getting a few swimming lessons under her belt and being keen to take on a challenge with a difference whilst getting fitter herself, Lesley began the swimming challenge on 22 February.

24 April 2018

Rebekah Reid, from Omagh, will be getting 12 inches of her hair cut off in aid of two charities. Her hair will be donated to the Litte Princesses Trust, who help children who've lost their hair to cancer treatments, and the money she raises will go to our local Northern Ireland branch as her younger sister was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. 

Rebekah, aged 11, decided to take on the challenge to help raise awareness about the misunderstood condition that her sister, Zarah, aged 5, is living with. Type 1 diabetes accounts for about 10% of the diabetes community. 

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