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Advice for people with diabetes and also their families

Do you have a news story you'd like to share? We'd love to hear your stories. Get in touch with our regional media officer David Triggs at david.triggs@diabetes.org.uk

26 April 2021

A Warrington paediatric diabetes team is pedalling the equivalent of Lymm to John O’Groats (500 miles) to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK.

The team-of-five from Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, includes diabetes specialist nurses, Lucy Unsworth and Claire Brookes, as well as dietitian Emma Armstrong and consultants Dr Anil Gopalakrishna and Dr Satish Hulikere.

29 March 2021

Jenna Smith, 36, and 12 friends have already raised over £2,000 as they walk the distance to Benidorm and back throughout March, to increase awareness of type 1 diabetes in memory

Mum-of-two Jenna lost her sister, Marie, to the condition in October 2018 and they’re taking on the challenge to celebrate what would have been Marie’s 32nd birthday in April.

02 February 2021

We're working collaboratively with healthcare professionals and people living with diabetes in Leeds to develop a resource which we hope will improve the care available for people using

23 November 2020

Diabetes UK's North of England team invites you to an event that will lift the spirits and help end a tough year on a brighter note.

Chris Askew (Chief Executive, Diabetes UK) will join Professor Partha Kar (National Specialty Advisor for Diabetes, NHS England) for the team's online Quiz of the Year on Wednesday, December 2nd (8pm-9pm). 

01 October 2020

Putting your feet first has always been important for people living with diabetes, but we know it’s not always easy – and it’s been even more challenging this year, with appointments affected by th

But don’t worry. The North of England Diabetes UK team has arranged a free, fun webinar – titled Let’s Talk About Feet – that will be packed full of useful advice.

07 September 2020

Diabetes UK’s North of England team will present an online session packed with useful information about the basics of getting more active later this month.

The Diabetes and Moving More webinar will take place on Tuesday 29 September from 8pm-9.15pm.

06 August 2020

A grandmother who has gone above and beyond to raise awareness of diabetes across the Bolton area has been honoured by Diabetes UK. 

IIa Shah, 77, of Great Lever, has been a highly-valued volunteer for us since her husband Nanubhai passed away in 2012. Mr Shah had lived with type 2 diabetes for more than 20 years.

07 July 2020

Do you have an interest in involvement and a passion for strengthening the voice of people affected by diabetes in local services?

We've outlined the role and what we're looking for below. And we've got more information about the Diabetes Involvement Grant for you to read through before you apply. 

This role will involve: 

  • Receiving a set of involvement grant applications to read (first week of August) 

16 June 2020

People living with diabetes in Cumbria and the North East of England are being encouraged to join a scheme which gives them the chance to talk to others living with the condition, from the safety o

Befriending circles have been launched in both regions by Diabetes UK, keeping people connected during the Covid-19 pandemic.

14 May 2020

People with diabetes are being encouraged to join a scheme which gives them the chance to talk to others living with the condition, from the safety of their own homes.

The North East of England Befriending Circle has been launched by Diabetes UK to keep people across the region connected during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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