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.
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.
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.
The event takes place between 1 July and 30 September, and invites people to push themselves out of their comfort zone, by taking one million steps over three months and getting sponsored for every stride.
A postman from Braintree who lives with Type 1 diabetes is taking part in the One Million Step Challenge for Diabetes UK in a bid to raise awareness of the condition and show how walking is a great form of exercise.