News - Diabetes UK South East

Raising awareness is a key part of our work in the South East region and our Media Officer Katherine Porter is dedicated to getting our voice heard throughout the counties.

Working with local and regional newspapers, TV stations and radio stations, our voice has been heard throughout through the South East.

If you have a story, please contact Katherine on 01372 720 148 or at Katherine.Porter@diabetes.org.uk.

08 March 2018

Len Bunn, a Parish Clerk from Ashford, is taking on Swim22, the swimming challenge of the year to spread awareness of diabetes and raise funds for us.

Swim22 participants will cover an incredible 22 miles – the equivalent of crossing the English Channel - in three months. 

08 March 2018

Jane Livermore, a semi-retired leaflet dropper from Dartford, is taking part in Swim22, the swimming challenge of the year to spread awareness of diabetes and raise funds for Diabetes UK.

Swim22 participants will cover an incredible 22 miles – the equivalent of crossing the English Channel - in three months. Jane is doing Swim22 because she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2012 and wants to lose weight.

08 March 2018

A Fleet teenager and his family will be climbing Mount Snowden in May to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

14-year-old Branden Papworth is raising funds after he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2013 when he was nine. He will be taking on the mountain challenge with his parents Laughton and Laura Papworth who are experienced climbers.

06 February 2018

A Newport man has received a medal for living with diabetes for 70 years despite being told by doctors he had just ten days to live when he was aged four. 

Donald Hunt, 75, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1947, but a combination of a healthy diet, exercise, advances in treatment and taking good care of himself has ensured he has managed his condition successfully for seven decades.

01 February 2018

A local woman with Type 1 diabetes has received a medal for living with the condition for over five decades.

 

Julie Robbins, 60, from Banbury, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes aged six, but a healthy diet, exercise, and taking good care of herself has ensured she has managed her condition successfully for 50 years.

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