Midlands News - Diabetes UK

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.

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)

01 June 2018

South Warwickshire Diabetes UK Group is holding an all-day event in the town to raise awareness and understanding of diabetes.


The Living with Diabetes Awareness Day is being held on Saturday June 30 at the Royal Leamington Spa Town Hall.

A host of speakers will be giving up-to-date information on services and issues relating to the condition. 

22 May 2018

We're hosting a free event for people who live with, or are affected by diabetes, on Wednesday 30 May, 2018, at The Kindle Centre, Belmont Road, Hereford, HR2 7JE, from 6pm to 8pm.

The event will offer the opportunity to discuss how the condition is managed locally, learn how to live well with diabetes, and what support is available across the county.

16 May 2018

Many adults and children with diabetes in the Midlands are being denied a new life-changing technology that could help them to safely manage their condition.

Many people with diabetes need to self-monitor their blood glucose levels. This is usually done with a finger prick blood test using a meter that indicates the blood glucose level at the time of the test. People with diabetes who use insulin often need to test many times a day.

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