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Advice for people with diabetes and also their families

21 July 2021

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. 

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

12 July 2021

Team Hoop Freakz (pictured) is made up of nine-year-old Lil Joshua and 12-year-olds Manvir and Zandro. Manvir lives with type 1 diabetes and along with his teammates, is aiming to compete in the Ball Out 3x3 National Tour – the UK’s biggest 3x3 basketball tournament.

Three boys from Thurrock in Essex are taking on a basketball battle to fundraise for Diabetes UK and shine a light on the condition.
 

23 June 2021

Kouros Majidi, 52, is committed to getting as fit as possible after pandemic restrictions saw his exercise regime affected.

A walking-football fan who lives with type 2 diabetes is tackling the One Million Step Challenge for Diabetes UK for the second year in a row. in doing so, he will raise funds for our vital work and improve his own health.
 

16 June 2021

Christine Deal, secretary of the Diabetes UK Chelmsford and District Local Group, will take on the thrilling feat on 19 July which is just over 50 years to the date of her diagnosis.

A woman who has lived with type 1 diabetes for 50 years is going to mark the milestone anniversary by challenging herself with an abseil into a Lake District slate quarry.

11 May 2021

In the region, the area with the highest prevalence was Luton where 8.4 per cent of people were diagnosed with diabetes, followed by Norfolk and Waveney CCG and West Suffolk CCG  (both 7.6 per cent). The lowest in the East of England was Herts Valley CCG with 6 per cent while the national average was 7.1 per cent.

New analysis released today by Diabetes UK shows that the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the East of England has increased from 352,356 to 365,424 since last year. 

07 April 2021

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.

Spencer (pictured after completing the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon) lives in Kings Langley and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 14.

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.

11 February 2021

Dr Jason Cheung (pictured), clinical lead for the inpatient diabetes service at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, was chosen for his passion, and commitment to excellence in diabetes care.

A consultant in diabetes and endocrinology from Norfolk has been selected as a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion, to help transform care for people living with diabetes in the East of England. 

26 October 2020

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. 

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

17 September 2020

The collaborative initiative between Diabetes UK, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the Local Pharmaceutical Committee (LPC) will see key information given with prescriptions to people living with diabetes.

A six-week targeted campaign to empower people across the county living with diabetes to take control of their condition is launching this week.

08 September 2020

84-year-old Colin Bedford (pictured) will cycle five miles a day for five days. Each time he will complete the challenge on a different one of his own historic bikes, while wearing costumes matching the bike’s era.

A March vintage cycling enthusiast is embarking on a sponsored bike ride with a difference for Diabetes UK in September.

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