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Scotland is failing people with diabetes

14 November 2016

On World Diabetes Day, Diabetes Scotland raises concerns over the step back in the delivery of diabetes care.

The number of people living wth diabetes in Scotland has risen by almost a third between 2008 and 2015.

Download Scotland is failing people with diabetes press release (PDF, 777KB)


Singer Amelia Lily supports 'Greater than the highs and lows' limited edition Lovelin t-shirt in aid of Diabetes UK

20 July 2016

Singer and stage musical star Amelia Lily has lent her support to a Diabetes UK fundraising campaign led by Glasgow/Scottish fashion brand, Lovelin.

Download Amelia Lily supports Diabetes UK fundraising campaign t-shirt press release (420KB)


Diabetes Week:  Scottish children join professional footballer Scott Allan to set the record straight about living with diabetes

11 June 2016

Children with Type 1 diabetes from across Scotland joined Celtic player Scott Allan, who also has Type 1 diabetes, for a game of football to help dispel the myth that people with diabetes can't play sport.

Download Diabetes Scotland's Diabetes Week Press Release (PDF, 343KB)

Watch our Diabetes Week film featuring Scott Allan and Scottish children with Type 1 diabetes playing football


Call for society-wide support for Scotland's 'bellwether condition'

23 March 2016

Diabetes Scotland has published The Bellwether Report calling for society-wide support of the diabetes community:  Scotland's largest constituency. 

Download Call for society-wide support press release (PDF, 231KB)

Download The Bellwether Report (PDF, 570KB)


2015 releases

Diabetes Scotland releases State of the Nation 2015 report 

31 August 2015

Diabetes Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to address the unacceptable inequality in diabetes care between Health Board areas which is contributing to poorer health for people living with the condition.

The charity today (Monday, 31 August 2015) published its annual State of the Nation report chronicling the current ‘Age of Diabetes’ and the variations in care and outcomes for people living with diabetes across Scotland.   

Download Unacceptable inequality in diabetes care across Scotland press release (PDF, 251KB)

Download the State of the Nation 2015, The Age of Diabetes (PDF, 1MB)


2014 releases

Diabetes Scotland triumph at QiC Diabetes Awards

23 October 2014
Download our QiC awards press release (PDF, 334KB).

Past, Present and Future of Diabetes in Scotland

4 February 2014
Download our past, present and future press release (PDF, 342KB).

Diabetes Action Plan - tell us what you think

7 January 2014
Download our action plan press release (PDF, 22KB).


2013 releases

State of the Nation - our report on diabetes in Scotland

20 December 2013
Download our State of the nation report (PDF, 4.9MB).

Children with diabetes at risk of losing out in industrial dispute

21 August 2013
Download our Dispute press release (PDF, 265KB).

Purely Scottish Water and Tesco to raise over £100,000 for Diabetes UK

29 July 2013
Download our Scottish Water and Tesco press release (PDF, 333KB).

People of Scotland marking Diabetes Week (9-15 June)

6 June 2013
Download our Diabetes week press release (PDF, 207KB).

Growth in Type 2 sparks biggest promotion on managing condition

4 June, 2013
Download our Growth in Type 2 press release (PDF, 369KB).

Varations in essential diabetes care increases risk of complications

15 May 2013
Download our Essential diabetes care press release (PDF, 270KB).
Information from the release is from our State of the Nation Report (PDF, 3MB).

Comment on Health minister evidence to committee on insulin pumps

14 May 2013
Download our Comment on evidence to committee on insulin pumps (PDF, 363KB).

Diabetes UK Scotland welcomes £3m insulin pumps investment

10 May 2013
Download our £3m pump investment press release (PDF, 363KB).

Diabetes UK Scotland's most extreme fundraising event

June 2013
Download our fundraising press release (PDF, 188KB).

Number diagnosed with diabetes reaches 3 million

April 2013
Download our 3 million press release (PDF, 303KB).

Stirling launches Tesco charity campaign to find undiagnosed Type 2

April 2013
Download our Stirling campaign press release (PDF, 177KB).

24 hour broadcast from Pulse 98.4 to raise diabetes awareness

April 2013
Download our Pulse press release (PDF, 162KB).



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