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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

Do share your story with us - please contact our Media and Communications Officer, Catarina Walsh by emailing catarina.walsh@diabetes.org.uk or calling 029 2066 8276.

09 March 2020

Eric Taviner, 30 from Skewen, near Neath is holding a 24-hour sponsored gameathon playing Apex Legends, Call of Duty, Counter Strike and other games to raise money and awar

Eric was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 16 and his mother Janette, who also had the condition died last summer.

06 March 2020

A man from Tywyn in Gwynedd, is swimming 44 miles to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK Cymru.

George Watson, 61 is doing the swimming challenge of the year, Swim 22, between 22 February and 22 May but decided to take it up a notch.

06 March 2020

A mum of two from Blackwood is swimming the equivalent of the English Channel to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK.

Sian, a Digital Content Coordinator at the University of South Wales said: “I have fibromyalgia but was getting even more tired than usual and had constant migraines so I was not really surprised something was wrong. I was still shocked to find out I had type 2 diabetes. I think this is the result of years of abusing my body with food and lack of exercise.

27 January 2020

A Children and type 1 Diabetes Day is taking place on 3 February to raise awareness of early symptoms, so that children can be diagnosed before they become seriously unwell.

Amy Evans, former Wales international rugby player is now an ambassador for the Diabetes UK Cymru’s Know type 1 campaign. The Ospreys women player of the year in 2019 won 35 caps since making her debut against England in 2015 and now runs her own fitness centre in Aberdare.

11 December 2019

Ellen Shepherd-Smith had her distinctive purple hair shaved off live on stage as part of Rhyl’s Christmas lights switch-on.

Ellen, 71, has had type 2 diabetes for over 20 years. She hopes her challenge will raise more awareness of the seriousness of the condition.

06 December 2019

A slimming group in Cardiff has raised £350 for Diabetes UK Cymru, in support of a family whose son passed away as a result of undiagnosed

22 November 2019

Diabetes UK Cymru has won a prestigious award at the inaugural Welsh Charity Awards.

We were delighted to be named as the winner of the ‘Change Makers Award’ at the prestigious ceremony at the National Museum in Cardiff, in recognition of our work to increase awareness of Type 1 diabetes, and support for children living with the condition, across Wales.

18 November 2019

Mark Morrelle was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he

After several 10Ks, half marathons, and running the London Marathon twice, he has just completed his biggest challenge to date: the iconic New York City Marathon!

13 November 2019

We were very pleased to visit Llangynidr Primary School in Powys to say thank you to some fantastic fundraisers.

Pupils from the school took part in this year’s One Million Step Challenge, along with their friends and families.

Their team, The Pounders, raised more than £4,000 in total – making them one of the top fundraising teams in the whole of the UK.

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