News - Diabetes Wales

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27 February 2019

Andy Lavender, from Deeside, has received a medal from Diabetes UK for living with Type 1 d

22 February 2019

Last year our team of Type 1 runners broke a world record at the JCP Swansea Half Marathon. This year, we want you to help us break it again!

A total of 69 runners with Type 1 diabetes completed last year’s race: the highest number of people with the condition to run a half marathon together.

20 February 2019

Claire O’Brien from Cardiff is taking part in Swim 22 – and is

Claire, 45, was shocked to be diagnosed with the condition in September 2017.

06 February 2019

Jacqueline Passmore, 55, from Risca, has Type 2 diabetes

Jacqueline is taking part in the challenge again this year and hopes to improve her health even more.

01 February 2019

Pam Preston, 55, from Colwyn Bay is taking on the swimming challenge of the year,

Pam will swim 22 miles, the equivalent of the English Channel, between 22 February and 22 May.

13 December 2018

A keen rugby player from Caerphilly hosted a successful youth rugby tournament to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes.

Simeon Greenaway-Robbins, 16, was only diagnosed with Type 1 in April last year. He organised the fundraising event with his teammates at Caerphilly RFC. Three under-16’s teams played each other during the tournament and raised over £1,200 for the charity.

29 November 2018

Freya Rands, from Fishguard, is on a mission to sell as many knitted goodies as possible.

Freya, 10, is knitting colourful hats, scarves, headbands and mittens in memory of her cousin Liam Jones.

19 November 2018

The event at Swansea University on Saturday 10 November was a resounding success.

The conference, which was organised in partnership with Swansea University and the Diabetes Research Unit Cymru and took place on Saturday 10 November, offered people across the UK the opportunity to discover more about the latest innovations and developments in Type 1 management.

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