News - Diabetes Wales

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22 November 2017

Over two thirds of respondents living in Wales told us that living with diabetes impacts their emotional wellbeing and mental health. Adjusting to life with diabetes isn’t easy, which is why access to specialist multidisciplinary teams is so crucial.

01 November 2017

You may have seen or heard our director, Dai Williams, on BBC Wales and BBC Radio Cymru today discussing a company called diabetes.cymru.

Over the last few months we have received a number of enquiries from members of the public and from healthcare professionals, many of whom have confused our charity, Diabetes UK, with diabetes.cymru.

26 October 2017

A survey has revealed that 33% of people in Wales are not aware that foot ulcers are a complication of diabetes, despite them causing as many as 4 in 5 diabetes-related amputations.

The survey, conducted for Diabetes UK by YouGov, found that while 72% of people in Wales knew an amputation is a major complication of diabetes, 33% did not know that people with diabetes are susceptible to foot ulcers.

26 October 2017

A nine-year-old with Type 1 diabetes celebrated her success at the Welsh School Skiing championships in Llangranog this month.

Megan Ingle (pictured right) is from Gwynedd and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes six years ago. She joined her brother Merlin and schoolmate Rufus on the slopes, and the trio claimed the Kelly Elson Trophy for fastest primary school team.

25 October 2017

A diabetes consultant has run more than 25 kilometres between GP surgeries around Aberystwyth to raise awareness of diabetes.

At each stop Dr Sam Rice, a consultant endocrinologist at Hywel Dda University Health Board, delivered information on a series of videos on how to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

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