News - Diabetes Wales

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14 November 2018

77% of people who care for someone with the condition experience emotional or mental health problems.

The theme for this World Diabetes Day is ‘family’ and we are looking at the emotional impact that diabetes can have not just on those living with Type 1 or Type 2, but also on their families.

12 November 2018

The North Wales Diabetes and Engagement Conference will be held at the Oriel Hotel in St Asaph on Saturday 17 November.

The conference is open to all and offers people in North Wales the chance to learn more about diabetes care in Wales, recent Diabetes UK Cymru campaigns, and how to live well with the condition.

23 October 2018

A charity ball and auction to celebrate 70 years of the NHS is taking place at Rogerstone and Bassaleg Social Club on Friday 9 November.

Podiatrist Helen Newton is teaming up with her colleagues at the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board to organise the event in support of Diabetes UK Cymru and the Richmond House Diabetes Centre fund.

19 October 2018

Congratulations to Beth Baldwin, who received the Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes People’s Award at an awards ceremony in Guilford on Wednesday 18 October.

The QiC Diabetes ‘People’s Award’ recognises the outstanding work of carers, campaigners and fundraisers from across the UK, who make a real difference to people living with diabetes.

19 October 2018

Conference about Type 1 diabetes and technology will be hosted in Swansea on 10 November.

Our ‘Type 1 diabetes and Tech’ conference, organised in partnership with Swansea University and the Diabetes Research Unit Cymru, is an opportunity to discover more about the latest innovations and developments in Type 1 diabetes management.

19 October 2018

Brackla Fundraising Group will be hosting a very special Halloween party on October 26.

The Halloween Disco will be held at Brackla Community Centre and will feature a children’s fancy dress competition, a face painter, a hot dog stand and a suitably spooky playlist.

17 October 2018

Joanne Foley has laced up her trainers and is running a marathon in a month to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes.

Joanne, from Cardiff, is taking part in the Run26 challenge, which invites people to push themselves out of their comfort zone by running 26.2 miles throughout October in their own time and at their own pace.

01 October 2018

A mum from Cardiff will be taking on the Cardiff Half Marathon to raise funds for Diabetes UK Cymru after her daughter was diagnosed with Type 1.

Amanda Lyon, 36, said her world was turned upside down when Emily, 5, was diagnosed with the condition in January.

Now she is determined to complete the 13.1-mile challenge on Sunday 7 October to raise awareness of the condition.

28 September 2018

A family from Cardiff  walked a total of 4 million steps for Diabetes UK Cymru to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes.

Laura Carter, 29, took on the 1 Million Steps challenge along with her partner Hannah O’Connor, parents Jenny and David, and sister Sarah.

19 September 2018

A man from Camrose, West Wales has cycled 953 miles to Spain, to raise vital funds and awareness of Type 1 diabetes.

Scott Goddard, 35, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 18.

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