News - Diabetes UK Northern & Yorkshire

Do you have a news story you'd like to share? We'd love to hear your stories and feedback, get in touch with Carmel Ganner on 01925 644573 or email

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.

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.

14 November 2017

Diabetes UK has welcomed a commitment from Harrogate health chiefs, the first of its kind in Yorkshire and the North East, to increase the number of people

Diabetes education courses help people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes to understand their condition, make informed lifestyle choices and feel more in control of their diabetes.

21 July 2017

Earsdon community’s Coast-to-Coast bike ride in memory of Bill raises over £4,000

A group of 17 people from North Tyneside have taken on the Coast-to-Coast cycle ride to raise funds for Diabetes UK in memory of local pub landlord and ‘pied-piper of pubs’ Bill Kerridge.

Brand Icons/Telephone check - FontAwesome icons/tick icons/uk