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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

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20 July 2021


Fabio Cura, 13, won the competition after sharing what diabetes meant to him with a collage of all his diabetes equipment.

Fabio Cura entered the competition to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes and share the reality of living with the condition.

Fabio, from Wistaston, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was four years old.

17 June 2021

Professor Kevin Hardy has been a key part of the local group for over a quarter of a century, supporting people with diabetes across the region.

When the St Helens and District Diabetes UK group first invited their new diabetes consultant to a group meeting in late 1995, Professor Hardy wasn’t quite sure what to expect.

14 June 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has been incredibly difficult for communities across the UK.

The Type 1 Families North Yorkshire and Cleveland Diabetes Group was founded in 2016 by mum-of-three Jo Everson and her daughter Jess. Jo’s youngest child Adam, now 15 years-old, had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes two years earlier.

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.

01 April 2021

Yvonne Browne, is the Improving Care Manager for Diabetes UK in the north west of England.

In the lead up to finding out she had type 1 diabetes aged 15, Yvonne, from Crosby, had been showing symptoms such as increased thirst and going to the toilet frequently, which her mum suspected was diabe

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.

15 February 2021

A retired, dad-of-two from Darlington is climbing the equivalent of Ben Nevis (1,345 metres) twenty times on a vertical climbing machine to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

Bruce Elliott, who has lived with type 1 diabetes for over 51 years, is taking on the challenge from his back garden to help other people with the condition and raise funds.

Bruce, 57, created the challenge after thinking about all the places he has missed the most during the national lockdown.

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.

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