Raising awareness is a key part of our work in the South East region and our Media Officer is dedicated to getting our voice heard throughout the counties.

Working with local and regional newspapers, TV stations and radio stations, our voice has been heard throughout through the South East.

If you have a story, please get in touch with the team Southeastteam@diabetes.org.uk or call 01372 720 148.

09 August 2023

A social get together for teenagers and young adults who have type 1 diabetes will take place in Hastings this September. 

The relaxed drop-in is aimed at 16- to 25-year-olds, their friends and families, and will take place at The Nest, The Old Town Hall, High Street, (TN34 3EW), on Saturday 2 September from 4 - 7pm, including optional activities.

01 June 2023

The Tunbridge Wells Area Parents Support Group for Diabetes UK is appealing for someone to take action in Diabetes Week and volunteer to chair the group.

The group plays a vital role in helping young people living with diabetes in Tunbridge Wells and its surrounding areas.

23 May 2023

With summer holidays fast approaching, Diabetes UK’s South East Coast and London team will host two free online events in July for people planning to travel – focusing on what tra

The first event, on Wednesday 5 July, is aimed at young travellers with type 1 diabetesThe second event is open to all, taking place on Wednesday 19 July.

12 May 2023

A Surrey power worker is swimming the English Channel to raise over £250 for Diabetes UK.

Emma House, from Salfords, a project accountant at UK Power Networks, has challenged herself to get fitter through Diabetes UK’s Swim22, swimming the distance of the English Channel.

12 May 2023

Two men have set themselves the epic cycling challenge of riding from Kent to the top of the Austrian Alps, finishing at on the mountaintop of Zauchensee to raise fund

Karl Royer, 56, and his friend Simon Smith, 56, who both live near Herne Bay, will cross the Alps twice during the epic 1,200-mile journey which will start on Monday, 12 June.

03 May 2023

Hastings residents are invited to an open meeting on Saturday 13 May, aimed at bringing together people who live with diabetes and volunteers who may be ab

The event has been organised by Diabetes UK in partnership with Hastings Voluntary Action. It will include a presentation on Diabetes UK services and upcoming plans as well as giving local residents the opportunity to have their say on support for people living with diabetes in the area.

11 April 2023

A mum from Hildenborough, near Tonbridge in Kent, is taking on the challenge of a lifetime to run this year’s TCS London Marathon and raise money for Diabetes UK

Emma Grant was inspired to take on the gruelling 26-mile challenge, which takes place on Sunday 23 April, after her daughter Felicity was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2020 at the age of 10.

05 April 2023

A West Sussex man has set himself the challenge of trekking to the Everest Base Camp in Nepal to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

James Nicholls, 29, who lives in Yapton, near Arundel, West Sussex, and works for the South Downs National Park, was diagnosed with diabetes in November 2021.

05 April 2023

The Tunbridge Wells Area Parents Support Group for Diabetes UK is looking for new members, including people to fulfil two key committee positions.

The group plays a vital role in helping young people living with diabetes in Tunbridge Wells and surrounding areas.

30 November 2022

Mims Davies MP is joining our call for urgent government action to restore care for people living with diabetes.

Mims Davies MP met with Sussex residents in Parliament to show their support for our Diabetes is Serious campaign, which is calling on the government to restore and improve diabetes care.

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