News - Diabetes Wales

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08 February 2018

Luke Edwards was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2010.

Luke, 29, from Anglesey, became unwell while in his first year studying Marketing at Bangor University.

08 February 2018

A mum from Swansea is swimming the equivalent of the English Channel to raise funds for Diabetes UK - after her son was the youngest person in

Nicola Snelling’s son Joe was diagnosed with the condition at just 18 months old.

25 January 2018

Penny Philipps, 35, from Cardigan is taking on Swim

Swim22 challengers swim a total of 22 miles, the equivalent of the English Channel, any time between 22 February and 22 May.

24 January 2018

A diabetes Specialist Podiatrist from Newport is running the London Marathon in support of Diabetes UK Cymru after being inspired by her patients.


Helen Newton, 39, works for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. She was inspired to lace up her trainers after seeing how devastating the complications of diabetes can be, and how resilient her patients are when it comes to managing their condition.

04 January 2018

The National Assembly for Wales has passed a law to improve support for children and young people with Type 1 diabetes and other medical conditions.

We’ve led a group of health and children’s organisations to ensure the new Additional Learning Needs and Educational Tribunal (Wales) Act (known as the ALN Act) specifically mentions children with medical conditions. And our hard work paid off, as Assembly Members voted in favour of this in December.

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