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 or telephone the Scotland office on 0141 245 6380.

Read our archived news stories 

13 February 2018

Diabetes Scotland has appointed Angela Mitchell as the organisation’s new National Director. 

Diabetes Scotland has appointed Angela Mitchell as the organisation’s new National Director. 

As part of Diabetes UK, Diabetes Scotland supports people living with the condition, campaigns for improved care, and raises money to fund vital research.

13 February 2018

Diabetes Scotland's response to Scottish Government consultation:
A Healthier Future – Action and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight


This was a wide ranging consultation on how to improve the diet of Scotland and address the rise in obesity.

31 January 2018

Two keen walkers from Scotland have climbed an impressive 17,601 feet to Base Camp of Mount Everest to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

Sarah Marchbank from Edinburgh completed the epic Himalayan trek in 18 days in memory of her sister, Emma, who died of Type 1 diabetes complications three years ago. While Brian Thomson from Hamilton has been inspired to successfully complete his fifth challenge on behalf of the charity by his 17 year old daughter Hayley who was diagnosed with Type 1 when she was six.  

14 November 2017

Diabetes Scotland calling for increased provision of psychological support for people with diabetes.

New research released today, World Diabetes Day, by Diabetes UK has found that the majority of people living with diabetes in Scotland experience emotional or mental health problems as a result of their condition.

19 August 2017

If you're diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, you will undoubtedly have questions and may feel overwhelmed by all the informati

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.

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