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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

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.

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.

26 September 2019

A woman from Warrington has taken part in the One Million Step Challenge for Diabetes UK after finding out she was at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.<

Sue, a quality development manager, said: “After finding out I was at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, I knew I wanted to make some lifestyle changes.

24 April 2019

We need your feedback on new guidelines that set out how people with lived experience should be involved in the planning, delivery and evaluation of diabetes services in the Northern region.

They have been co-produced with diabetes service users, people at risk, healthcare professionals and NHS decision makers.

The consultation is open from 24 April 2019 for approximately one month. 

04 February 2019

Helen Shepherd, from Huddersfield, will be taking on a five-month trek next spring to raise funds for Diabetes UK and raise awareness of the condition.

 

The 49 year-old will be looking to walk the length of the USA on the Pacific Crest Trail next year, 25 years after she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

The 2,650 mile, Pacific Crest Trail runs the length of the United States, through three states − California, Oregon and Washington.

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