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If you think you have a story to tell or are organising an event please email the London region team at london@diabetes.org.uk

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.

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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.

24 April 2018

Volunteers celebrated their achievements at our annual event to mark the huge contribution they make to the lives of people living with diabetes in the London region - and the winners of the 2018 I

Congratulations to all the winners - see more below - all our volunteers and everyone who nominated.

14 February 2018

Fancy a great night out?

Debbie Broom pictured, is a longstanding member of the Havering Local Group and organiser of the concert. For tickets and information please email Debbie at Debbie.broom@tesco.net

06 February 2018

An East London pensioner has received a medal for living with diabetes for 50 years.

People with Type 1 diabetes cannot produce insulin. No one knows exactly what causes it, but it’s not to do with being overweight and it isn’t currently preventable. Type 1 diabetes is treated by daily insulin doses - taken either by injections or via an insulin pump.

Once she was diagnosed, June then struggled to get on top of her diabetes as she has a needle-phobia.

30 November 2017

Kay Bone, the Lady Captain of Upminster Golf Club celebrated the end of a year of fundraising for Diabetes UK, with a series of events.

As well as a charity lunch, Kay held a Bridge evening, a quiz, a Ladies Open golf tournament, a Ladies festive lunch and a charity golf day.

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