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 

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.

17 August 2017

Scotland international and Crystal Palace FC midfielder James McArthur is encouraging fans, particulalry men, to find out their risk of Type 2 diabetes.

The former Hamilton Accies and Wigan Athletic player from Glasgow’s East End is supporting  our Know Your Risk initiative and took part in a photoshoot to support the campaign.

15 June 2017

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).

31 May 2017

Braden Collins, a schoolboy from St Mary’s Loch in the Scottish Borders, has just completed a challenge to spend a whole year sleeping in a tent.

Ten-year-old Braden wanted to raise money for Diabetes UK and decided to commit to a year of sleeping out to achieve his goal. He camped in the back garden last year on his Mum’s birthday, and hasn’t slept in the house since.

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