News - Diabetes UK Eastern

01 June 2018

The ‘Living with Diabetes Day’ will take place on Friday 29 June at Beehive Resource Centre, West Street, Grays, from 10am to 4pm. The one-day event aims to help people from the Thurrock area who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in the last few years. 

Diabetes UK and Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are holding a free educational event for people living with Type 2 diabetes.

16 May 2018

Many people with diabetes need to self-monitor their blood glucose levels. This is usually done with a finger prick blood test using a meter that indicates the blood glucose level at the time of the test. People with diabetes who use insulin often need to test many times a day.

Adults and children with diabetes in the East of England are being denied a new life-changing technology that could help them to safely manage their condition.

15 March 2018

The events will be a great opportunity to find out what local services are available for people with diabetes. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions of local healthcare professionals and find out more about the care you should be receiving.

We're teamed up with NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to hold two public engagement events in April to discuss the future of diabetes care in the area.

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.

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