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

12 September 2018

Former England defender and Diabetes UK supporter Gary Mabbutt MBE received an honorary degree from the University of Bath this summer.

The honorary Doctor of Health degree was awarded in recognition of Gary's distinguished footballing career and tireless campaigning to raise awareness of diabetes.

06 September 2018

An 80-year-old man with Type 1 diabetes from Painswick, Gloucestershire helped Diabetes UK to a world record in the JCP Swansea Half Marathon in June

Anthony Fisher was one of a team of 60 runners with the condition to complete this year's Swansea Half Marathon, helping us into the record books for the most number of people with Type 1 diabetes to run a half marathon.

04 September 2018

We are delighted to announce that Felix Hagan is playing live at a charity gig in aid of Diabetes UK.

The event is for all ages and is aimed at helping to raise awareness among young people. There will be plenty of information from Diabetes UK available on the night.

Felix Hagan and the Family have been injecting much-needed excitement – and glitter – into the dark heart of the rock scene since 2013.

26 June 2018

Volunteers from across the region joined staff at this year's networking days in Bristol and Exeter.

Everyone agreed the days offered an invaluable opportunity to meet other volunteers, share stories and find out new ideas.

26 June 2018

A doctor, an office volunteer and two tea ladies were among the everyday heroes honoured in our South West Inspire Awards.

Individuals and groups from all over the South West joined the celebration on 7 June at the Castle Hotel in Taunton to be recognised for their hard work volunteering for us.

Dr Alex Bickerton, a diabetes specialist at Yeovil Hospital, won the Campaigning and Raising Awareness Award for his work to improve diabetes care in Somerset.

26 June 2018

Our Chief Executive Chris Askew got a warm welcome when he joined our Taunton local support group for their walk in French Weir Park on 2 May.

The group, pictured above with Chris, centre back, has recently set up a walking group to help promote exercise and healthy lifestyle, getting members out and about enjoying the parks and open spaces in their local community.

26 June 2018

“Life-changing”, “a massive confidence boost”, “brilliant”, “incredible”, “an inspiration” – these were just a few of the comments from delegates at the end of #TheBig1, the South West team’s meetu

It was a chance for young adults with Type 1 diabetes to chat about uni, travelling, relationships, pregnancy, mental health and more in a relaxed setting at Swindon Town Football Club on 16 June during Diabetes Week.

13 March 2018

Sign up here for #TheBig1

If you're aged 16-26 and living with Type 1 diabetes, why not come along to  #TheBig1 on Saturday, 16 June 2018 at Swindon Town Football Club and meet other young people who understand what it’s like to live with Type 1 diabetes

#TheBig1 is a relaxed day out that’s all about you - and it's totally free.

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