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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

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

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 couple who help raise awareness of diabetes in the North Lincolnshire area have been honoured for their 'outstanding' voluntary work. 

Ann and Noel Tuplin, of Appleby, near Scunthorpe, won the Campaigning and Influencing Award for the Northern & Yorkshire region at Diabetes UK’s Inspire Awards. 

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.

08 April 2020

We're looking for volunteers from across the North East of England to support people living with diabetes during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Diabetes UK North East Befriending Circle is a peer support scheme being rolled out across the region to help provide emotional and social support remotely.
 

07 April 2020

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

The Cumbria Befriending Circle was launched in March 2019 by Diabetes UK and has been connecting people across the area, either by phone or email, for the past year.
 

01 November 2019

The Stockport Tadpoles Diabetes Group marked their 25th anniversary in October, celebrating 25 years of supporting families and young people affected by Type 1 diabetes.

The group, who meet once a month at the Edgeley Play Centre, were formed in 1994 to support families with children who have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

The group, part of Diabetes UK, had only just formed when Deborah Spires, her husband Paul and their son Ashley joined shortly after Ashley had been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 2.

01 November 2019

British GT4 Championship racer Ben Wallace from Southport, is raising awareness of diabetes and has donated £500 to leading charity Diabetes UK to support people affected by the condition.

The money was partly raised at this year’s Ormskirk Motorfest and Ben hopes he can help other people living with diabetes through his support of Diabetes UK.

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