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 emma.edwards@diabetes.org.uk.

05 October 2021

In January (2022), we're starting free physical activity classes for people living with diabetes, both online and face-to-face.

Get Moving with Diabetes UK 

If you’re living with diabetes and finding it hard to get active in your day-to-day life, we’re here to help. We understand that it can be difficult to find the motivation to move more, and that sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin - especially if you’re new to exercise.  

21 July 2021

Five schools across the Midlands have won an award for providing great care to children and young people with type 1 diabetes. 
 

They were chosen for the Diabetes UK Good Diabetes Care in School Award 2020 because of the support they provide to students with the condition, the help they offer to manage their diabetes safely, and the care they take to include them in all school activities. 

14 July 2021

We're partnering with Staffordshire & Shropshire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme to deliver essential diabetes care advice.

During these difficult times, many people are worried about going to appointments. Missing vital diabetes health checks can lead to delayed treatment and increased risk of diabetes-related complications.

17 June 2021

A Grantham business owner and three friends are swapping their desks for kayaks and bikes to raise money for charity this summer.
 

The team of four plan to kayak 160 miles along the River Thames from its source in Lechlade to central London. They will then be jumping on bikes and cycling 150 miles back up to Lincolnshire.

11 May 2021

New analysis released today by Diabetes UK shows that the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the Midlands has increased from 677,636 to 700,610 since last year. 

In the Midlands, the area with the highest prevalence was Sandwell and West Birmingham where 9.58 per cent of people were diagnosed with diabetes, followed by Leicester City (9.36 per cent), and Walsall (9.33 per cent). The lowest in the Midlands was South Warwickshire with 6 per cent while the national average was 7.1 per cent.

01 March 2021

Diabetes UK, in partnership with Sport England, has launched an initiative to encourage and support people living with diabetes across the Midlands get more active.

Moving more when you have diabetes is an important way of managing your condition and making a few small changes in your daily life can give your health a real boost.

12 February 2021

A tennis coach who lives with type 1 diabetes has swapped his racket for a rowing machine in a tough challenge to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK.

Josh Golding (pictured), 28, decided to take on the challenge as a thank you and to boost funds for research.

The professional athlete, who coaches at Kettering Tennis Club, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was eight years old.

25 January 2021

An Ashby-de-la-Zouch man who lives with type 1 diabetes has swapped his regular gym classes for pounding the streets during national lockdown to keep fit and raise money for Diabetes UK. 

Matt Wells, 28, (pictured) set himself a challenge at the start of 2021 to ensure he kept fit and active and to raise money to support the Diabetes UK's vital work. 

08 January 2021

A primary school teacher is running from his hometown of Bramcote to Dunkirk to raise money for Diabetes UK and raise awareness and understanding of type 1 diabetes.

Father-of-four Andy Granville (pictured) is taking on the 288-mile gruelling challenge in April. He was inspired by his youngest daughter Esmé, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2019 aged just four years old.

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