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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.

02 October 2018

The Diabetes UK Colchester group plan to fundraise for the charity and plan days out for the families, supporting the children to meet other children from the local area, who also live with the condition.

A new group to support children living with Type 1 diabetes and their families is launching in Colchester on 22 October.

02 October 2018

Graeme Shaw, his sons William and Anthony, and best friend Keith Miller (pictured at the finish) took up the challenge in memory of Graeme’s brother Neil. Father-of-two Neil Shaw had lived with Type 1 diabetes for 20 years when he died following a heart attack in October 2015.

A Hertfordshire family and their best friend have completed a gruelling 500-mile bike ride round the coast of Scotland to raise money for charity Diabetes UK.

17 September 2018

Vicky Owens has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 38 years and is keen to keep as fit and active as possible, and also to support the vital research the charity funds every year.

Her ambitious plan saw her take on the Bedford Twilight 10K run on Saturday 1 September, and the following day she laced up her trainers again to join her fellow runners for the Bedford Half Marathon. 

A Bedford woman took on two tough running challenges at the start of the month to raise money for Diabetes UK.

12 September 2018

Six GPs and nurses from Littlewick Medical Centre and Gladstone House Surgery are organising a Couch to 5K programme. They have joined forces with Jog Derbyshire who are experienced in leading jogging groups for beginners along the beautiful Erewash canal in Ilkeston.

A team of healthcare professionals from Ilkeston medical centres are launching an exercise programme to encourage people living with diabetes to move more.

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