News - Diabetes UK Northern & Yorkshire

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24 October 2018

An NHS diabetes team working across Darlington, Durham and Sedgefield have taken on the One Million Step Challenge for us here at Diabetes UK.

It takes at least 10,000 steps a day to reach one million in three months but the team-of-eight have walked all over the target with nearly five and a half million steps under their belt, to raise money for us.

12 September 2018

A Ripon councillor has completed his first half marathon after taking part in Sunday’s Simply Health Great North Run for Diabetes UK.

Councillor Stuart Martin, 62, took on the challenge after losing his father, Ronald, to diabetes-related complications and receiving his own Type 2 diabetes diagnosis.

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.

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 for Diabetes UK.

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.

15 May 2017

Two men from the North-East have been recognised by national charity Di

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