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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

26 October 2020

Five East of England schools have won an award for providing great care to children and young people with type 1 diabetes. 
 

The schools were chosen for the Diabetes UK ‘Good Diabetes Care in School Award 2020’ because of the support they provide to students with the condition, the help offered to manage their diabetes safely, and the care they take to include them in all school activities. 

26 October 2020

Seven schools in the region have won an award for providing great care to children and young people with type 1 diabetes. 
 

They were chosen for the Diabetes UK ‘Good Diabetes Care in School Award 2020’ because of the support they provide to students with the condition, the help they offer to manage their diabetes safely, and the care it takes to include them in all school activities. 

21 October 2020

We’ve already taken a look at highlights from the virtual European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) conference about research that will help people with diabetes to live better, more confident lives.

Predicting who is likely to develop type 2 diabetes during their lives is the first essential step in preventing this condition from occurring in the first place.

14 October 2020

Duke Al Durham from Vale of Glamorgan, who lives with type 1 diabetes, is adding his distinct voice to Diabetes UK Cymru’s efforts to get the nation talking about mental health, diabetes and social issues.

Duke is 26 and has struggled with his mental health – particularly Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – for some time.

13 October 2020

The annual European Associate for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) conference brings together researchers from all over the world. But this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the conference went virtual. 

Thousands of researchers gathered in the online conference hall to share the latest in diabetes research.

13 October 2020

We don't think the new guidance published for clinically extremely vulnerable people is good enough, so we're calling on the government to do more. 

The Government has published its updated guidance for clinically

10 October 2020

Diabetes UK’s Chief Executive, Chris Askew, has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s 2020 Birthday honours list, for services to people with diabetes.

This year has demonstrated all too clearly the seriousness of diabetes, and on receiving the award, Chris acknowledged not only the work of the Diabetes UK team in supporting those living with or affected by diabetes, but also the many supporters and volunteers who make the work of Diabetes UK po

09 October 2020

Type 1 diabetes can develop in babies under six months old and the immune attack behind the condition may begin before they’re born, a new study funded by us has suggested for the first time.

Until recently, it was thought babies under six months could only develop neonatal diabetes, which is caused by a genetic change affecting insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, and not

01 October 2020

We are continuing our partnership with NIHR, co-funding for a second time through the Programme Grant for Applied Research scheme, to fund research to help more people with type 2 diabetes go into and stay in remission. 

Around 3.9 million people in the UK have a diagnosis of diabetes, with around 1 million people living with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. By 2025, it’s expected that over 5.3 million people in the UK will be living with the condition.

01 October 2020

Putting your feet first has always been important for people living with diabetes, but we know it’s not always easy – and it’s been even more challenging this year, with appointments affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

But don’t worry. The North of England Diabetes UK team has arranged a free, fun webinar – titled Let’s Talk About Feet – that will be packed full of useful advice.

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