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Take great lengths for people with diabetes in Northern Ireland

Diabetes UK is looking for people from Northern Ireland to take on the swimming challenge of the year, Swim22, between 22 February and 22 May 2020.

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Discover your inner champion by swimming 22 miles – the width of the English Channel – in your local pool, at your own pace.

If you don’t feel ready for 22 miles you can also choose to swim 11 miles. Or if you're after an even tougher challenge you could take on 44 miles. You can take on the swim challenge alone or, better still, get your family, friends and colleagues involved. Whichever distance you choose, each stroke you take will bring you closer to a healthier future - for you, and for everyone in the UK who’s living with diabetes.

There are an estimated 4.7 million people living with diabetes in the UK, including over 100,000 people living with the condition in Northern Ireland. If not managed well, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can lead to devastating complications, including sight loss, amputation, kidney failure and stroke. The money raised will help fund life-saving research, and make sure everyone living with diabetes gets the care and support they need. Take the plunge this year to help us change even more lives.

To sign up, just visit www.diabetes.org.uk/swim22. There is no registration fee and no minimum sponsorship.

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