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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

30 July 2021

All the clichés of pastures new literally apply here, as Dai leaves the wilderness of the Welsh countryside near Abergavenny to start a new life in France.

Dai joined Diabetes UK in 2008 and thew himself into the role, tirelessly campaigning for people living with diabetes in Wales.

30 July 2021

This page is up to date but we will continue updating it regularly as we find out more information about the vaccines. 

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If you are in group six and live in England, you can 

30 July 2021

Friday 30 July: In light of the upcoming relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England on July 19, we've updated our section on face masks and coverings.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and diabetes updates

26 July 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 

23 July 2021

On Thursday 22nd July, the Government passed legislation to make calorie labelling compulsory. This applies to larger takeaways, chains and restaurants.

We're pleased to see the passing of this law, which represents a significant step forward for us all. The rules mean it will become easier to make healthy choices about the food and drink we buy whilst out and about.

21 July 2021

Diabetes-UK funded researchers have developed a new method to assess the health of bones in Charcot foot, a serious complication of diabetes, which could help healthcare professionals to better protect foot health

One of the common complications of diabetes is neuropathy, where high blood sugars cause damage to the nerves. Neuropathy in the feet can result in a loss of feeling, so damage to the bones can go unnoticed.

21 July 2021

Six schools across the East of England 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 taken to include them in all school activities. 

21 July 2021

Five schools across the Midlands 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 they take to include them in all school activities. 

20 July 2021

 

Fabio Cura, 13, won the competition after sharing what diabetes meant to him with a collage of all his diabetes equipment.

Fabio Cura entered the competition to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes and share the reality of living with the condition.

Fabio, from Wistaston, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was four years old.

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