News - Diabetes UK Northern & Yorkshire

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10 May 2018

Andrea Whiting, 47, from Bramley and Michelle Shore, 43, from New Wortley will be walking the equivalent of Leeds to Liverpool to raise funds for us.

The duo will be covering the 131 mile distance in round trips to and from Leeds across five consecutive days.

Andrea, a civil servant, said: “Michelle and I have been walking together for a few years now. It began as a way to catch up while also getting fit but we decided we wanted to push ourselves a little further. This will be the most challenging thing we’ve ever done.”

12 March 2018

A dad from Whitby, whose daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes after falling ill on holiday in 2014, is taking on the challenge of a lifetime to run this year’s Virgin Money Londo

Dominic Shaw, 37, a quantity surveyor from Ruswarp was inspired to take on the gruelling 26-mile challenge on Sunday 22 April following the shock diagnosis of his daughter Poppy almost four years ago.

02 February 2018

A woman from Durham, who has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 50 years has received a medal from leading charity Diabetes UK.

Christine Mordue, 66, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 15 years old, received the award from Diabetes UK in recognition of her courage and perseverance in handling the condition.

29 January 2018

Diabetes UK has welcomed a commitment from health chiefs in Leeds to offer more people with diabetes the chance to attend free education courses.

The commitment from the NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Groups Partnership comes as it has recently received £116,000 to improve access to diabetes courses for people with Type 2 diabetes.

The funding is part of a £44 million investment by NHS England, which has worked with Diabetes UK to identify four top priorities to raise standards of treatment and care for people with diabetes.

23 November 2017

Ron Crawford, from Dudley near Cramlington was presented with the John Macleod medal at an event at North Tyneside General Hospital.

The great grandfather who lives in the Northumberland village with wife Ruby, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in August 1947 when he was 11 years old.

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