News - Diabetes UK Eastern

06 February 2018

Father-of-two Quinton Haverson is organising a charity night in March where he will transform into Q Elvis and perform a host of the King’s classic songs from the 50s to the 70s.

Quinton was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes five years ago at the age of 40 and he is keen to raise awareness and understanding of the condition as well as vital funds for Diabetes UK.

A Norwich chef is set to be “all shook up” as he swaps his chef whites for the infamous Elvis jumpsuit as part of an amazing fundraising drive for Diabetes UK.

10 January 2018

Jane Pack, 54, (pictured) is taking part in the swimming challenge of the year, Swim22, between 22 February and 22 May as part of her continued bid to get fitter and lose weight following gastric bypass surgery in April last year.

A Potters Bar woman is swimming the equivalent of the English Channel to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK.

15 November 2017

In a survey carried out by Diabetes UK, 567 people of different ages, ethnicities and backgrounds from across the East of England shared their experiences of living with diabetes today, and what their hopes and fears were for the future.

New research from Diabetes UK has found that three in five people living with diabetes in the East of England experience emotional or mental health problems as a result of their condition.

08 November 2017

The Diabetes Public Engagement event will give local people the opportunity to meet some of the charity’s Eastern team. Key healthcare professionals will also be on hand to give an overview on local diabetes care and what the future holds for people living with, or caring for people, with the condition.  

People in Cambridge who live with, or are affected by, diabetes will be given the opportunity to have their say on how the condition is managed locally and learn more about how to live well with diabetes.

03 November 2017

His devastated friends Niall McLoughlin, Rory Canham, Sam Kennedy and Bradley Sparkes were determined to do something to honour their friend.

Niall (pictured right, with fellow runners and Callum's girlfriend Sarah) said: “Callum was a kind-hearted, selfless man who lived his life helping others. He was a wonderful friend who we miss dearly.

A group of friends who grew up in Peterborough have raised money for Diabetes UK in memory of their school friend who died suddenly this year.

Callum Westbrook, who worked for Diabetes UK, passed away in May this year after suffering an asthma attack. He was just 25 years old.

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