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Diabetes Scotland shortlisted for this year’s Scottish Charity Awards

In exciting news, we’re delighted to announce that Diabetes Scotland has been shortlisted for this year’s Scottish Charity Awards.

Run annually by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the Scottish Charity Awards celebrate the best of Scotland’s voluntary sector.

We’ve been recognised as a finalist in the Campaign of the Year category for the Diabetes Tech Can’t Wait campaign we launched in Scotland in March 2023 because we recognised that too many people in Scotland are unable to access diabetes technology that people tell us is life changing.

The Diabetes Tech Can’t Wait campaign report published on World Diabetes Day at the Scottish Parliament gathers insights from people who have accessed or tried to access diabetes tech.

It reflects on good practice in the NHS and innovative approaches to prescribing tech and sets out clear recommendations for the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland to transform what it means to live with diabetes.

The 2024 Scottish Charity Awards winners will be announced at a celebratory awards ceremony in Glasgow on 20 June 2024 - hosted by broadcaster Sally Magnusson.

John Kinnear, National Director, Diabetes Scotland said:

“We’re absolutely delighted to be nominated for this prestigious award. It’s recognition for the hard work that has gone into campaigning for fair and equal access to diabetes technology.

“We deliberately adopted a campaign approach that was inclusive by working with the Tech Collective, a group of people passionate about access to tech because they live with diabetes and know the difference it can make. Thank you to the Tech Collective and every single person, who has supported our journey so far.

“We know there is more to do. This nomination is a key moment to draw attention to the need for diabetes tech and publicly demand a funding plan for the roll out of hybrid closed loop for people with type 1 diabetes in Scotland.”

This year’s Scottish Charity Awards shortlist includes 39 individuals and organisations from charities and voluntary groups across the country following a record-breaking number of nominations.

While a judging panel will determine the winners under ten distinct categories, members of the public can have their say by voting for their favourite overall entry in the People’s Choice Award before 5pm on Friday 24 May 2024.

Check out some key milestones in our campaign so far and why not vote for Diabetes Tech Can’t Wait for the People’s Choice Award!

Wish us luck and watch this space! 

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