Diabetes UK South West News

Welcome to our brand new South West Regional News page and a chance to celebrate what we’ve achieved with your help in the last few months. 

Do you have a news story you'd like to share? We'd love to hear your stories and feedback, get in touch with the team South.West@diabetes.org.uk 01823 448 260

13 February 2018

A Newton Abbott family that knows first-hand the dangers of diabetes is swimming the equivalent of the English Channel to raise awareness of the condition and fu

Nichola Smith, 40, together with her husband Neil and 12-year-old daughter Abbi, is taking on the swimming challenge of the year, Swim22, between 22 February and 22 May 2018, because Abbi has Type 1 diabetes.

12 December 2017

A Dorchester nurse has been named as a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion to help transform care for Dorset people with diabetes.

Agnieszka Graja, a diabetes specialist nurse at Dorset County Hospital, was chosen for her commitment to excellence in diabetes care. She is one of 20 UK healthcare professionals, including consultants, nurses, GPs, dietitians, podiatrists and pharmacists, to be appointed a Clinical Champion in 2017.

12 December 2017

Our Exeter local group ended a successful 2017 by making a donation of £1,000 to Diabetes UK.  

The cheque was presented at the group's Christmas party on 5 December when members heard an update from world-leading diabetes expert Professor Andrew Hattersley from Exeter University. 

12 December 2017

A man with Type 2 diabetes from Lostwithiel, Cornwall has seen big improvements in his health after completing our One Million Step Challenge.

We called on people to cover at least 10,000 steps a day between 1 July and 30 September and raise sponsorship for every stride. Paul Sweet finished the challenge in two months rather than the allotted three.

12 December 2017

A man from Cornwall embarked on a fundraising cycle ride after taking himself out of the danger zone for Type 2 diabetes.

Pat Scully, 58, from near Camborne completed a 75-mile route in Cornwall in six hours and raised £500 for Diabetes UK. To make sure he didn’t go unnoticed, he painted himself blue and orange!

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