30 July 2021

All the clichés of pastures new literally apply here, as Dai leaves the wilderness of the Welsh countryside near Abergavenny to start a new life in France.

Dai joined Diabetes UK in 2008 and thew himself into the role, tirelessly campaigning for people living with diabetes in Wales. His own experience with his son, Sam, diagnosed with type 1 aged 13, has informed his work and the way he connected with parents and others needing support and advice on how to manage the condition and access services.

15 July 2021

Mark Phillips, 48 a mental health support worker for Hafal has climbed Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons earlier this month to raise funds and awareness of diabete

This is the third time, Mark has taken on the gruelling Fan Dance march, walking over 14 miles (around 24 km) to scale the highest mountain in South Wales, standing at 2,906 feet (886 metres) high with a heavy backpack.

30 June 2021

Diabetes UK Cymru has Awarded a medal to Reverend Dr John Dann, 88 from Cardiff who has lived with diabetes for 70 years.

The Baptist preacher and retired lecturer was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 17 just before going to university when he fell into a diabetic coma.

18 June 2021

Beth Weaver, 29 set up the group after her daughter Ava, 4 was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Beth, a teaching assistant from Newborough in Anglesey, has three children, including Ava. Ava was rushed to hospital with DKA and diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2019.

17 June 2021

Pete Harris is a painter and decorator from Rhyl.

Pete said: “Luckily, I had family support. Now, I manage my diabetes with the added help of exercise and eating the right things, I’m careful of what I put in my body. I always research foods and how they affect my blood sugars.

15 June 2021

Dianne Bain, 47 from Powys was healthy and fit until COVID-19 struck and left her barely able to work and enjoy life.

As a mother of three boys, Dianne was used to juggling family life with a busy job as a Lettings Officer, hiring out facilities and orgainising events in a school in Shropshire.

15 June 2021

Ros, from South Wales has recently given birth to a 'surprise' little girl after choosing to not find out the baby's gender, and has been using diabetes technology to navigate her

Ros felt she knew her diabetes well and has lived with it for as long as she can remember. Diagnosed at 13 months old, she always wanted to learn as much as possible about diabetes, keeping up to date with the latest research and embracing technology advances as they come along.

11 June 2021

David Parry, from Anglesey, has type 2 diabetes and has been affected by the disruption of eye care

Diagnosed in 2006, David had become very insulin resistant, which, coupled with an operation to remove part of his colon left him with a difficulty in managing the condition effectively.

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