News - Diabetes UK Northern Ireland

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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

Type 1 diabetes workshop on 'Sugar Surfing'

This is an opportunity to join with counterparts in the Republic of Ireland such as Thriveabetes and Diabetes Ireland, to help connect people living with diabetes across the border. The event is taking place on Saturday 13 May at the Carlton Dublin Airport Hotel, Cloghran, Co. Dublin and anyone interested in Type 1 diabetes, particularly Continuous Glucose Monitoring, is welcome to attend. This workshop is for adults only and parents of children living with Type 1 diabetes might also find this workshop interesting.

Make a splash and sign up to Swim22

Love swimming? If the answer’s yes, then you’re just who Diabetes UK is looking for to join theirSwim 22Challenge and raise money for research and support for people with the condition.

The idea is to swim 22 miles – the width of the Channel – but you can do it in your local pool and at your own pace, between 

The Big Conversation: The Future of Diabetes in Northern Ireland

Diabetes UK want to put people living with and affected by diabetes at the heart of our work. So this year we're speaking as many people as possible across the UK about their hopes, and fears, for the future.

That’s why on Friday, 9 June Diabetes UK Northern Ireland brought together people living with diabetes from across Northern Ireland to have a Big Conversation about living with the condition.

Foyle diabetes support group wins national Inspire Award

Two dedicated volunteers from Foyle, who set up a support group in the area for people with diabetes, have won a volunteering award from leading charity Diabetes UK.

Group founders Anne Beattie and George Anderson (pictured above with Diabetes UK CEO, Chris Askew) were presented with the UK Inspire Award in the Reaching Out and Connecting category at a special ceremony in Birmingham on 5 July. 

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