News - Diabetes Wales

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08 August 2018

Karen Morris’s daughter Sioned was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes aged 16.

Now 22, Sioned is managing her condition well and working in a nursery while studying. She has inspired Karen to take on the 1 Million Step Challenge this summer to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK.

30 July 2018

Sandra Spray Hazlehurst, from Pontypridd, has received a medal marking living with Type 1 diabetes for 50 years.

Sandra was diagnosed with Type 1 when she was 18 years old. Now 72, she first found life with the condition very hard but has never allowed it to hold her back.

26 July 2018

Jennie Humphreys, 36, from Cardiff, is taking on the 1 Million Step Challenge to mark 1 year since being diagnosed with

24 July 2018

Inspirational group member Ieuan Lewis, 88, was presented with a special award to acknowledge almost 50 years as part of our Llanelli Local Support Group.

Ieuan and his wife, Delma, joined the group in 1970, shortly after she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes aged 37.

Delma sadly passed away in 2000 but Ieuan has continued to play an active role in the group.

16 July 2018

The National Assembly for Wales has published a report making 10 recommendations to improve early diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes, thanks to one of our campaigners.

The report follows a petition by our supporter Beth Baldwin and her family.

Beth’s son Peter, 13, passed away due to late diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes in 2015. Since then Beth, her husband Stuart and Peter’s sister Lia, 12, have campaigned tirelessly.

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