News - Diabetes Scotland

Welcome to the Diabetes Scotland news page.  Here you can find out what's been going on in and around Scotland.

Do you have a story to share?  We'd love to hear from you.  Please get in touch by email scotland@diabetes.org.uk or telephone the Scotland office on 0141 245 6380.

Diabetes Scotland Young Leaders Project

We are now recruiting 30 Young Leaders aged 16-25 from all over Scotland to be part of the project.  We will support these young volunteers to develop new skills, create and engage in activities with peers, and raise wider awareness of Type 1 diabetes. The project will give young people the chance to work together, build confidence to self-manage their condition well and develop solutions to issues facing many young people with Type 1 diabetes across Scotland.   

Seeking help to create Type 2 diabetes education pack

We're creating an education pack for people who are newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.  Our aim is to provide all the information a person may need in an easy-to-read guide which can be kept and used when required.

The A5 booklet is currently being trialled in a number of GP practices.  We want to make sure that the content meets the needs of people when they are newly diagnosed. So, we're keen to hear from those who know best - people who are already living with Type 2 diabetes.

Scotland's favourite fruit and vegetable revealed

The results of a new survey released forDiabetes Weekhas found that strawberries are Scotland’s favourite fruit with 20 per cent of the public vote. The accolade of favourite vegetable goes to broccoli (18 per cent).

Although strawberry topped the bill for the nation, in Aberdeen it failed to make the top five with the ‘Granite City’ feeling the most love for watermelon.

Join Scotland team for Diabetes UK epic swimming challenge

Diabetes UK is calling on people in Scotland to join its team and take on the Swim 22 challenge.

Taking place between 22 February and 22 May, participants are challenged to swim 22 miles - the equivalent of swimming the English Channel – to raise funds for Diabetes UK. Swimmers have three months to swim 22 miles in their local pool, either by themselves or by splitting the distance with teammates.

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