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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 or calling 029 2066 8276.

11 November 2020

Diabetes UK Cymru is hosting the “Type 1 and Tech Conference” online on World Diabetes D

Advances in technology have changed the way thousands of people manage their diabetes and can improve their quality of life. Insulin pens and pumps help people to control their condition discreetly in a more accurate and flexible way.

14 October 2020

Duke Al Durham from Vale of Glamorgan, who lives with type 1 diabetes, is adding his distinct voice to Diabetes UK Cymru’s effor

Duke is 26 and has struggled with his mental health – particularly Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – for some time.

21 August 2020

Our new research has revealed that 32% of people with diabetes have experienced food insecurity since the coronavirus lockdown came into force in the country.

For Terri Harris, a retired teacher from Pontypool, the coronavirus pandemic left her feeling her life had been turned completely upside down, and worried about food supplies.

21 August 2020

As lockdown measures are eased in Wales, many people living with diabetes and their families are concerned about venturing out more

The initiative is the brainchild of anaesthetics trainee, Helen Iliff, who works at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil.

13 August 2020

A pair of 10-year-old budding authors have had their efforts to raise awareness of diabetes recognised with a Diabetes UK Inspire Award.

Last year, the two friends were inspired to create their book, ‘Hypo Dino’, to help explain parts of Katie’s condition, after a local author visited their school.

10 August 2020

Paula Jarrett from Bridgend and the group Type1derful have both won an In

Our winner, Paula Jarrett

10 August 2020

Two community diabetes nurses, Anwen Jones and Helen Saunders, are our Fundraisers of the Year after cycling 100 miles and raising over £13,000 for us.<

Inspire Award - Fundraisers of the Year

28 July 2020

Inclement weather, cold waters, a travel ban, closed swimming pools - he's faced it all.

57-year old Mark lives outside Chepstow and swims in Wales and the South West in lakes, rivers, seas, wherever and whenever he can.

24 July 2020

Beth Jones Weaver decided to take on the One Million Step Challenge to mark the one-year diagnosis

Beth, 28 from Newborough, Anglesey works in a nursery and was taken by surprise when last summer, her daughter Avangeline, who was two years old at the time was rushed to hospital with DKA.

03 July 2020

Anna Callard from Llantwit Major and her 11-year-old daughter Lili are taking part in the One Million Step Challenge for the

Anna said: "Cori hadn't been himself for about two weeks, I noticed he was going to the toilet more often than normal, feeling tired and drinking a lot more than usual, to the point of drinking four pints of milk in a day! As parents we didn't know the signs of diabetes.

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