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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

Raising awareness is a key part of our work in the Midlands Region and our Media Officer, Emma Edwards is dedicated to getting our voice heard throughout the counties.

Working with local and regional newspapers, TV stations and radio stations, our voice has been heard throughout the counties.

If you have a story, please contact Emma on 01376 505243 or email

11 February 2020

People with type 2 diabetes 50% more likely to die prematurely and we are urgently calling on Government to tackle obesity.

We are releasing new analysis that shows that the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the Midlands has increased from 660,689 to 677,636 since last year. 

In the UK 3.9 million people are currently living with a diagnosis of diabetes, and 90% of those with type 2 diabetes

09 January 2020

An intrepid mum of a teenager who lives with type 1 diabetes has reached the summit of Africa’s highest mountain.

Sue Bradley, from Telford, took on the gruelling feat with her partner Matt to raise money for Diabetes UK and awareness of the reality of living with type 1 diabetes. They have raised more than £7,000 to date.

Sue’s son Ollie, 15, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was seven years old. 

17 December 2019

A man from Wolverhampton who has lived with type 1 diabetes since childhood is tackling his first marathon to raise funds to combat the condition and increase awareness.

Adam Quiney, 28, (pictured) will be joined by his four brothers and four friends as he takes on the 26.2 mile course in Gloucester in January for Diabetes UK.

Despite being a keen sportsman and runner, this is Adam’s first marathon and he has been training hard.

06 June 2019

Jonathan Ashworth, MP for Leicester South, joined us and leading health care professionals to learn first-hand the seriousness of diabetes complications

30 May 2019

Diabetes UK and NHS Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are hosting a free event for people with Type 2 diabetes in

In the last in a series of events across Lincolnshire 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.

03 April 2019

Two new peer support groups for people living with diabetes and their friends and family are opening their doors.

The Diabetes UK groups will be run in Spalding and Long Sutton by Hayley Gedney, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2017.

The groups will meet monthly offering support, information and advice to anyone affected by diabetes or interested to learn more about the condition.

02 April 2019

One woman’s traumatic struggle with Type 1 diabetes has inspired her step-mother to design a show garden to raise understanding of the con

Emma Tatlow, 24, now a trainee dental nurse, has faced a number of challenges managing the condition over the last five years, experiencing both physical and emotional issues.

15 November 2018

An emotional journey supporting loved ones with diabetes has inspired two garden designers to dream up a beautiful Show Garden for RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2019 (May 9-12).

Karen Tatlow and Katherine Hathaway have both been touched by the condition and have chosen to raise awareness by designing the first ever diabetes Show Garden.

18 July 2018

A Norfolk doctor has been selected as a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion, to help transform care for people living with diabetes in the East of England. 

Clare Hambling, GP and Clinical Lead for diabetes and long term conditions, West Norfolk CCG, (pictured) was chosen for her passion for, and commitment to excellence in diabetes care.

18 July 2018

Three healthcare professionals have been selected as Diabetes UK Clinical Champions, to help transform care for people living with diabetes in the Midlands. 

Tabitha Randell, a Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust; Ateeq Syed, a Consultant Endocrinologist at University Birmingham Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (pictured)

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