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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

If you have a story to tell or are organising an event, please email the Northern Ireland team at

Raising awareness of diabetes is a key part of our work and getting our voice heard across Northern Ireland so we are always looking for media case studies. If you would like to be a media volunteer then please get in touch at

11 March 2020

Here, at Diabetes UK Northern Ireland, we're excited to announce the appointment of Tina McCrossan as our National Director. Tina will be based in the our offices in Lisburn and brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge of the charity and health sectors.

Tina, pictured, joins us an important time as latest figures indicate that there are now nearly 100,000 people diagnosed with diabetes in Northern Ireland, 90% of whom have t

06 March 2020

Diabetes UK Northern Ireland recently relocated to Lisburn Square House and welcomed Mayor, Cllr Alan Givan, to officially open their new offices.

The Mayor was also joined by Diabetes UK Chief Executive, Chris Askew, members of the local Lisburn Supporter Group and local political representatives including; Rt. Hon. Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP, Pat Catney MLA, Paul Givan MLA and former Health Minister, Edwin Poots MLA.

The Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council said, ‘I am delighted to welcome Diabetes UK Northern Ireland to Lisburn and know that they will enjoy being an integral part of this city.

06 March 2020

The Strabane Diabetes Support Group meeting is taking place on Wednesday 1st April at 8.00pm at the Fir Trees Hotel in Strabane. Come along to find out more about diabetes and meet with other people living with the condition.

The group will welcome Emma Meneely from Roche Pharmaceuticals to talk about the recent developments in blood sugar monitoring, and will be happy to answer questions on the subject.

27 February 2020

We're excited to announce the launch of our 2020 Inspire Awards. The awards celebrate the many ways people from right across Northern Ireland go above and beyond to help the local diabetes community.

The Inspire Awards recognise the passion and determination of all the volunteers, who help raise awareness, fundraise and campaign on diabetes issues.

27 February 2020

We know that diabetes technology, like Flash glucose monitoring, continuous glucose monitoring and insulin pumps can greatly improve people’s health and quality of life. But too many people still don’t have access to the technology they need to best manage their condition.

People with and affected by diabetes have told us they want to see better access to diabetes technology. And we agree. But now we want to hear about your experiences.

24 February 2020

A group from The EPOS Bureau, in Irvinestown, successfully completed a challenging climb of Cuilcagh mountain in Fermanagh all in aid of local charity, Diabetes UK Northern Ireland.

Inspiration came from a member of the team who has type 1 diabetes and joined forces with nine of his colleagues to raise money and awareness of diabetes.

07 February 2020

Portavogie beach celebrated the New Year in style, welcoming 125 swimmers to take to the sea and dip for Diabetes UK and the RNLI.

Angela Ledlie organised this challenge as her son, Carter, has been living with type 1 diabetes for 10 years and they wanted to support their local charity.

16 January 2020

Diabetes UK is looking for healthcare professionals from Northern Ireland to lead improvements in diabetes care. The charity is searching for healthcare professionals with a special interest in diabetes to take part in its Clinical Champions programme.

The award-winning initiative launched in 2014, in partnership with Novo Nordisk, to address the significant variation in patient care and treatment for people living with diabetes in the UK.

18 December 2019

The Mellon Inn, Omagh, has released details for their Christmas event taking place on Saturday 28 December, which is being held in aid of Diabetes UK Northern Ireland.

The extravaganza will include entertainment from ‘White Lightning’ and an impressive range of raffle prizes including; a £50 restaurant voucher and 4 ball at Concrawood Castleblaney, Afternoon Tea For Two at Corick House, Four Seasons Hotel

14 November 2019

To mark World Diabetes Day that was on 14 November 2019, the Diabetes Network for Northern Ireland has launched a new Foot Care Pathway to improve services for adults living with diabetes.

There are currently almost 100,000 people living with diabetes across the region who are at increased risk of developing diabetic complications including foot problems.

People with diabetes are more likely to be admitted to hospital with a foot ulcer than with any other complication of diabetes

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