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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

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Raising awareness of diabetes is a key part of our work in the London Region and our Media Officer is dedicated to getting our voice heard across London in local and regional newspapers, radio stations and also on TV.

Read archived London news 

02 September 2020

A bright start for our new webinar series, supporting people living with diabetes with practical expert advice.

The London team welcomed more than 50 participants to an online presentation and Q&A in August.

14 July 2020

The efforts of eleven of our fantastic volunteers were commended at this year's event.

The London team recently invited some of our wonderful volunteers to its Inspire Awards ceremony.

02 July 2020

The London Region team have begun organising awareness talks online to create new opportunities to share knowledge.

Diabetes UK volunteers delivered key talks to staff at the Home Office and the Metropolitan Police Service as the London Region team moved its diabetes awareness programme online.

21 April 2020

Take extra care this year, says Diabetes UK and Mosque leaders.

The holy month of Ramadan is due to start this week, when many members of the Muslim community across London will be fasting during daylight hours.

20 June 2019

Congratulations to all the wonderful winners of the 2019 Inspire Awards which were held recently as part of the London Volunteer Conference.

Roz Rosenblatt, Head of London Region at Diabetes UK, says: “The Inspire Awards are our way of thanking our hardworking volunteers for their contributions and also help highlight the positive difference their work makes to people who are living with diabetes.”

27 February 2019

One in ten people over 40 in the UK are now living with a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, according to our new an

New figures 

In London, some boroughs have prevalence rates which are among the highest in the country while other boroughs have the lowest prevalence rates in the country.

The boroughs with the highest prevalence of diabetes are Harrow (9.58%), Brent (8.91%), Redbridge (8.66%), Newham (8.57%) and Ealing (8.24%).

16 January 2019

A new technology that is potentially life-changing for many people with diabetes is now available across London.

After we successfully campaigned to make Flash Glucose Monitoring

22 November 2018

The London Regional Team held a very successful think-tank in November to push the case for more help for people living with diabetes on our home turf of Tower Hamlets. 

Health professionals, charity workers, politicians and health bosses attended and the event generated new networks, awareness of what we can offer in terms of materials and a commitment to partnership working across the borough. The Diabetes UK CEO Chris Askew plus trustee Bob Swindell also lent their support to the event.

01 October 2018

A new technology that is potentially life-changing for many people with diabetes is now available in 22 (out of 33) London boroughs.

After Diabetes UK successfully campaigned to make Flash Glucose Monitoring available on the NHS last year, health leaders in many areas have approved its use, which means some people who meet local criteria will be able to get it free of charge on prescription for the first time.

23 May 2018

Residents with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, or who have a family member with diabetes are invited to a Putting Feet First event we've organised with City & Hackney CCG and the Homerton Hospital.<

We've teamed up with health bosses in the City & Hackney areas to put the focus on diabetes in a bid to reduce complications from the condition which can include devastating lower limb amputations.

Putting Feet First event
Thursday, 14 June 
6pm to 8.30pm (refreshments and registration from 5.30pm).
Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare St, London E8 1HE.

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