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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 Carmel Ganner at carmel.ganner@diabetes.org.uk

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.

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) 

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