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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

20 April 2021

On day two of our professional conference (DUKPC), fibre was in the spotlight and we heard about new research on type 2 diabetes remission and treatments to help people with type 1 diabetes and ea

Research highlights

The perks of fibre

One of the day’s most anticipated lectures was given by our researcher Dr Denise Robertson, from the University of Surrey. Her talk was dedicated to 

19 April 2021

We’ve just kicked off our annual professional conference (DUKPC). It sees hundreds of healthcare professional and scientists come together virtually to hear about what’s new in diabetes care and research.  

Research highlights 

A tale of the pancreas under siege 

Professor Sarah Richardson took us on a journey through what we’ve learnt about type 1 diabetes. 

14 April 2021

COVASIS, an Oasis tribute band set up by members of the Royal Armed Forces played a concert in a pub in the Falklands last month raising £633 for Diabetes UK Cymru.

Leanne Emmerson, 36, from Cardiff facilitated the concert, by donating merchandising from her printing business. She lives with type 1 diabetes and is friends with a Welsh member of the band.

13 April 2021

Updated 13 April: We recently updated this page with new information about the availability of coronavirus self-testing kits in England

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and diabetes updates

09 April 2021

Updated 09 April: This page is up to date but we will continue updating it regularly as we find out more information about the vaccines. We’ve recently added new information about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

If you are in group six and live in England, you no longer have to wait to be invited for your vaccine.

09 April 2021

A new report from the Women and Equalities Committee has raised important issues around weight stigma and the damage that it can cause.

Parliament's Women and Equalities Committee has released a new report looking at weight stigma, the damage it can cause and what can be done about it.

07 April 2021

A stone mason who lives with type 1 diabetes is running two ultra marathons, back to back, to raise awareness about our work and inspire people living with diabetes.

Father-of-two Spencer Hoadly, 43, decided to take on the challenge of two ultra marathons as a way of thanking us for our support and motivating himself and others to keep fit and active.

01 April 2021

We’re running free physical activity classes for people living with diabetes, both online and face-to-face with coronavirus safety measures in place. 

Get Moving with Diabetes UK 

01 April 2021

Yvonne Browne, is the Improving Care Manager for Diabetes UK in the north west of England. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1981.

In the lead up to finding out she had type 1 diabetes aged 15, Yvonne, from Crosby, had been showing symptoms such as increased thirst and going to the

31 March 2021

New research from RD Lawrence Fellow Dr Lee Roberts reveals more about how the body burns fat, which in the future could pave the way for new therapies to protect against obesity and type 2 diabetes.

There are different types of fat cells in the body. White fat cells store energy as fat, while brown fat cells regulate body temperature by “burning” stored fats, helping us to keep warm. A third type of fat cell, beige fat, can act as both white fat cells and brown fat cells.

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