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05 May 2022

A teenager from Elton shared a moving portrait of life with type 1 diabetes as part of an exhibition on the impact of the condition.

Lucy King, 14, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at just two years old, submitted the drawing above, which expressed her experiences of living with the condition and the stress and anxiety it can cause.

15 February 2022

Chloe Bullen is taking on the challenge to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes and the difficulties faced by many people with the condition.

Chloe, 29, grew up in Chesterfield and was 15 years-old when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She remembers it being a particularly stressful time of her life as she was in the middle of her GCSEs and didn’t really know the impact of her new diagnosis.

25 October 2021

Ellouise Simpson is a specialist diabetes dietitian supporting people living with diabetes in communities across Yorkshire. 

Ellouise, who lives in Leeds with her husband and children and was brought up in Birmingham, knew that diabetes was the area she wanted to focus on, even while still studying for her degree.

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.

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