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 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.

02 March 2018

A 13-year-old diabetes fundraiser from Swindon has won a British Citizen Youth Award.

Phoebe Maddison travelled to London to receive her medal from TV presenter and leader of dance troupe Diversity, Ashley Banjo, pictured above. 

The British Citizen Youth Award recognises inspirational young people for their selfless acts of kindness and their positive impact on society.

02 March 2018

The number of people with diabetes in the South West would fill Bristol City Football Stadium 11 times over.

According to the latest statistics, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the South West has now reached 299,299.

02 March 2018

An 11-year-old boy who has Type 1 diabetes had a unique chance to learn about research into his condition.

Daniel Lindley and his mum Karen from Lostwithiel in Cornwall joined our tour of the Islet Cell Biology lab at the University of Exeter Medical School.

Karen and Daniel met Professor Noel Morgan, director of the Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Science at Exeter Medical School and other researchers who have been funded by us.

27 February 2018

Two intrepid young climbers took on the daunting challenge of the Welsh 3 Peaks to raise funds. 

Rebecca Rawle, 12, and Maddy Miller, 13, nicknamed Boo and Moo, set out to take on the Welsh 3 Peaks during February to raise money for Diabetes UK children’s and families local group Supporting Kernow’s Young Diabetics, based in Truro.

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