11 February 2020

People with type 2 diabetes 50% more likely to die prematurely and we are urgently calling on Government to tackle obesity.

We are releasing new analysis that shows that the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the Midlands has increased from 660,689 to 677,636 since last year. 

11 February 2020

People with type 2 diabetes 50% more likely to die prematurely. We are urgently calling on Government to tackle obesity

Increase in number of people diagnosed

We are releasing today new analysis that shows that the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the East of England has increased from 338,118 to 352,356 since last year. 

10 February 2020

Diabetes is on the rise, with 5.3 million expected to be living with the condition by 2025. Our findings also show that people with type 2 diabetes are 50% more likely to die prematurely. 

Diabetes on the rise

10 February 2020

New analysis released today by Diabetes UK Cymru shows that the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in Wales has increased from 194,693 to 198,883 since last year.

 

This is a prevalence of 7.6%, the highest in the UK. The UK average prevalence is 6.9%.

07 February 2020

MHRA (the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) have issued a warning to users of insulin pumps which have been manufactured by Tandem Diabetes Care, following reported incidents of an exposed component in the power adaptor which may cause an electrical shock to the user or patient

Safety warning

05 February 2020

Diabetes UK Northern Ireland is excited to announce the launch of the 2020 Inspire Awards. The awards celebrate the many ways people from right across Northern Ireland go above and beyond to help the local diabetes community.

The Inspire Awards recognise the passion and determination of all the volunteers, who help raise awareness, fundraise and campaign on diabetes issues.

04 February 2020

A children’s nurse is swimming the equivalent of the English Channel to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK.

Aimee Agombar, 29, is taking on the swimming challenge of the year, Swim22, between 22 February and 22 May.

04 February 2020

An officer worker is swimming the equivalent of the English Channel to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK.

Helen Hill, 43, is taking on the swimming challenge of the year, Swim22, between 22 February and 22 May.  She was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in February 2019 and has transformed her health over the year by losing more than 11 stone in

31 January 2020

In 2019, we committed over £6.8 million into over 35 new research projects all across the UK.

In 2015, Diabetes UK and JDRF came together to establish the Type 1 Immunotherapy Consortium, led by Professor Colin Dayan at Cardiff University.

27 January 2020

A Children and type 1 Diabetes Day is taking place on 3 February to raise awareness of early symptoms, so that children can be diagnosed before they become seriously unwell.

Amy Evans, former Wales international rugby player is now an ambassador for the Diabetes UK Cymru’s Know type 1 campaign. The Ospreys women player of the year in 2019 won 35 caps since making her debut against England in 2015 and now runs her own fitness centre in Aberdare.

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