News - Diabetes Wales

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Flintshire mum celebrates first London Marathon run

So far Nina has raised over £1,200 for Diabetes UK but is planning on organising more fundraising events and hopes further donations might help her to raise even more.

After crossing the line, she said: “The race was an amazing experience and very emotional seeing all runners support fantastic charities. The crowds were incredible and to hear somebody shout your name and encourage you when you are struggling or in pain meant the world and spurred me on. You feel like you want to thank every person that came out to support this amazing event.

What is important to you when it comes to Type 2 diabetes?

We are asking people with Type 2 diabetes across Wales to have their say and make research more relevant to the people it helps. 

Last year, we gathered the opinions of people with Type 2 diabetes and their carers to find the biggest questions and concerns that scientists need to answer. 

Thousands of ideas were submitted and we now have a long list of priorities. These need to be whittled down to the top ten most important Type 2 priorities for the research community to take on.

Support group for people with diabetes launches in the heart of Swansea

A Swansea mum is inviting people affected by diabetes across the area to come along to her support group’s first meeting in the Uplands.

Rachael Fox, 39, who first launched a successful local support group in the Gower, is now starting a new Abertawe Diabetes UK Cymru group in the heart of Swansea. The group’s first meeting will be held on Thursday 30 March at the Lifepoint Centre on Ffynone Road between 7pm and 9pm.

North Wales family putting on the glitz for charity ball

The Macauley family from Kinmel Bay in North Wales are hosting a Glitz and Glamour ball on Saturday, 6 May from 7pm in aid of Diabetes UK Cymru.

The ball will be held in a luxury marquee at Clawdd Offa Farm in Pen-Y-Ffordd, near Mold, and will include a three course meal, live music and entertainment.

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