News - Diabetes Scotland

Welcome to the Diabetes Scotland news page.  Here you can find out what's been going on in and around Scotland.

Do you have a story to share?  We'd love to hear from you.  Please get in touch by email scotland@diabetes.org.uk or telephone the Scotland office on 0141 245 6380.

Read our archived news stories 

14 November 2019

Diabetes Scotland is today (Thursday) calling for better support around the emotional and mental health impacts of the condition – as the world marks World Diabetes Day.

Supporters from across Scotland are travelling to the Scottish Parliament to meet Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman MSP, and share their experiences of how the relentless demands of the condition can adversely affect emotional and mental health.

24 October 2019

A Type 1 diabetes diagnosis can be challenging for the whole family. That’s why having a support network who understand what you’re going through is a lifeline.

There are nine active Diabetes Scotland family groups. One of the newest groups to join is Forth Valley T1 Families. Launched in spring this year, the group has already hosted nine events from arts and crafts to trampolining. They have also organised meet ups for parents only and a teen event where they enjoyed a Segway Tour.

22 October 2019

A group of Diabetes Scotland supporters were invited to visit research labs at University of Edinburgh recently to find out more about Diabetes UK-funded research.

Among the group were some of the charity’s most passionate and dedicated fundraisers. Without this support, we would not be able to fund the ground-breaking research leading us towards better prevention and treatment of diabetes and, eventually, a cure.

22 October 2019

The Diabetes Scotland team is heading to towns across Scotland to host more Diabetes in Scotland – Making Change Happen events.

The roadshow events provide an opportunity for the diabetes community to come together and make a positive difference. We will discuss the issues that really matter to people living with diabetes and work together to find solutions to problems.

22 October 2019

Kiltwalk is one of Scotland’s most enjoyable fundraising events.

Completing one event is a fantastic achievement but David Taylor of the West Lothian Group and our Volunteer Development Manager, Allan Kirkwood, both took on all four events this year!

22 October 2019

Diabetes Scotland is visiting towns and cities across Scotland for meetings to discuss campaigning for diabetes technology

In recent years we’ve had success in our campaigns for insulin pumps and flash glucose monitoring.

19 September 2019

A Diabetes UK supporter is travelling from Ohio, USA, to take part in the Great Glen Challenge 2019, paddleboarding from Fort William to Inverness, to raise money for the charity.

Adrian Angell has already crossed the English Channel on a paddleboard raising over £2000 for Diabetes UK. He hopes to raise a further £1000 through this challenge.

05 August 2019

Families of children living with Type 1 diabetes are invited to join us at our third annual Family Network Day at Glasgow Science Centre on Saturday 21 September 2019.

This is a free event for families to get together, share information and experiences, and participate in discussions on issues affecting them. Most importantly, this is a day to have fun!  Everyone who attends the event will also have free admittance to the Science Centre to check out all the awesome and interactive exhibits.  

04 August 2019

A Glasgow football coach living with Type 1 diabetes wants to tell the world that having the chronic condition doesn’t mean you have to st

"Diabetes should never stop you doing what you love"

Alistair Smith, Glasgow City FC Under 19s National Performance Coach, decided to personally sponsor the team's away kits with the Diabetes UK logo to ensure he gets the message out across the country that having “diabetes should never stop you doing what you love”.

01 July 2019

Diabetes Scotland honoured its amazing volunteers at the annual Inspire Awards ceremony in Glasgow recently.  

Winners came from all over Scotland and included a marathon runner, local group organisers, young person's event coordinator, campaigners, and outstanding young volunteers. They partied the night away at the glitzy ceremony along with over 120 fellow volunteers and Diabetes Scotland staff.  

Diabetes Scotland Inspire Award winners 2019: 

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