13 November 2023

Juliet Herbert, 59, from Birmingham, was encouraged by her children to join the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme and has since been able to put h

Juliet was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in March 2020 during a routine annual check with her GP. She had no symptoms although she had been in the prediabetes category for a while and had struggled to lose weight.

23 January 2023

Thomas Hickinbottom, 26, lives with type 1 diabetes and started walking in November to raise type 1 diabetes awareness and to improve his fitness levels.

Thomas was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2016 after going to a New Year’s Eve party with friends. 

12 November 2022

To mark Diabetes Awareness Month 2022, under the theme “Education to Protect Tomorrow”, Diabetes UK Midlands and East have distributed over 6500 packs to 330 community pharm

These packs offer materials as part of the New Medicines Service, which is a service to support people starting new medications for a long-te

11 October 2022

Psychologist and broadcaster, Audrey Tang, is directing, producing and starring in the play Steel Magnolias at Duston Community Centre, Northam

The play was written by American playwright, Robert Harling, in 1987 and adapted into an iconic film in 1989. It tells the story of a group of women in Louisiana who share family and friendship bonds and support each other through life’s ups and downs.

17 March 2022

Diabetes UK and Mansfield Town Football Club are hoping to show diabetes the red card with a match day event at the club’s home ground One Call Stadium.

On Saturday 19 March when the Stags welcome Stevenage to Nottinghamshire, Diabetes UK employees and volunteers will be there to offer guidance, information and support on all things relating to the condition.

Roy Bustin, Diabetes UK Volunteer Co-ordinator in the Midlands, said:

12 January 2022

Shelby Sangha, 22, lives in Wolverhampton and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in May 2016 while studying for her A Levels.

“I remember thinking,  I'll be okay. Nobody else around me has it, my mom and nan have type 2 diabetes but I didn’t know anyone who had type 1. I remember thinking I can just carry on as normal.

12 November 2021

A Northampton man is celebrating living with type 1 diabetes for 40 years with a physical challenge to support our work and raise awareness of diabetes.

James O’Neill, 52, was diagnosed with the condition just before his teenage years and says it was a real struggle to manage his diabetes.

James said: “I collapsed on the football pitch, at the time I only weighed around five stone and I was really poorly. I found managing my condition every day quite difficult and I certainly didn’t take good care of myself.

05 October 2021

We've started 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.

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