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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

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.

05 August 2020

Kouros Majidi, 51, (pictured) is committed to getting as fit as possible and losing some excess weight in a bid to put his type 2 diabetes into remission.

A walking football fan who lives with type 2 diabetes is tackling the One Million Step Challenge to raise funds for us and improve his own health.

23 July 2020

These amazing supporters received inspire awards to recognise the variety and depth of vital support they offer in their communities.

A wide range of activities from fundraising and running peer support groups to event management and campaigning are carried out daily.

Diabetes UK has recognised the incredible volunteers from across the region who work every single day to support people living with diabetes.

11 February 2020

Increase in number of people diagnosed

We are releasing today new analysis that shows that the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the East of England has increased from 338,118 to 352,356 since last year. 

People with type 2 diabetes 50% more likely to die prematurely. We are urgently calling on Government to tackle obesity

04 July 2019

People will learn how to maintain a healthy diet, become more confident in managing their diabetes day-to-day and find out what services are available locally. There will also be an opportunity to ask diabetes experts questions and get practical up-to-date information.

Diabetes UK and NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are hosting a free event for people living with Type 2 diabetes in Ipswich on Monday 15 July.

24 June 2019

The amazing array of supporters shared their stories, what inspires them to volunteer and fundraise for us and their plans for the future. The Witham based team, along with Midlands and East Regional Head Peter Shorrick, were delighted to meet the winners and nominees and thank them for all their amazing work:

The incredible work of the volunteers and fundraisers across the East of England was celebrated with a fantastic lunch and Inspire Awards ceremony in Colchester.

31 January 2019

Attendees will learn how to maintain a healthy diet and become more confident in managing their diabetes day-to-day.

Diabetes UK volunteers are running an event for people with Type 2 diabetes in Brentwood on Thursday 21 February.

23 January 2019

Megan and Mary Elkin will be hosting the ball in May this year in Norwich. Their inspiration is their cousin Tommy Green (pictured), who was 21 when he died in his sleep from Type 1 diabetes complications in 2017. He was studying quantity surveying at Nottingham Trent University.

Two sisters from Happisburgh are planning an enchanted garden masquerade ball to raise money for Diabetes UK and celebrate the life of their much-loved cousin.

15 November 2018

Adnan Ahmed took on the 1 Million Step Challenge for Diabetes UK after realising he needed to immediately overhaul his lifestyle to improve his health.

“I weighed nearly 24st. I had all the symptoms of the condition as I was thirsty all the time, going to the toilet a lot and was very tired,” said Adnan.

An accountant from Luton has embarked on a journey to better health after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes this year at the age of 31.

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