News - Diabetes Wales

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23 May 2019

Four colleagues from Hywel Dda University Health Board’s diabetes team have joined #TeamDUK for the JCP Swansea Half Marathon.

Michelle Whittal-Williams, Laura Jones, Krystle Gunner and Sarah Bruce are all based at the Diabetes Centre at Glangwili Hospital in Carmarthen.

22 May 2019

Join us in Llandudno this summer for a sponsored seaside stroll.

We are inviting fundraisers, friends and families to join us on Sunday 8 July for an easy two-mile walk around Llandudno Bay.

17 May 2019

The votes are in... here are the nominees for this year's Inspire Awards!

Every year we present Inspire Awards to recognise the invaluable contribution of the volunteers and groups across Wales that go above and beyond for people living with diabetes, and thank them for their commitment.

16 May 2019

Cllr Ellie Chard, the new mayor of Rhyl, has announced that she will be supporting and raising funds for Diabetes UK Cymru during her year

Cllr Chard was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1980. She quickly became an active supporter of Diabetes UK Cymru, and was the secretary of the local support group for more than 20 years.

09 May 2019

Lara-Jayne Hooper is getting ready to hike 100km to support us this summer.

Lara, 27, from Swansea, is taking part in the Jurassic Coast Challenge this June.

Challengers will cover more than 60 miles over two days, walking from Poole to Bridport in Dorset.

29 April 2019

Barbara Jones, 46, is getting set to run her first-ever 10K to support us, inspired by her family’s experience of Type 1 diabetes.

Barbara, from Llandudno Junction, is taking on this year’s Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run on Sunday 19 May.

26 April 2019

The latest member of our team trying to break a World Record at this year’s JCP Swansea Half Marathon is Taylor Lewis from Cwmbran.

Taylor may be only 17, but will be joining us to try and break the record for the number of people with Type 1 diabetes to complete a half marathon together, on Sunday 23 June.

25 April 2019

We are delighted to be returning to this year’s JCP Swansea Half Marathon on Sunday 23 June as one of the event’s official chari

Family fun run

The race organisers have kindly arranged for children with Type 1 diabetes to take part in the 2km Family Dash for free!

24 April 2019

Natalie Holborow, from Gorseinon, hopes to become a World Record breaker for the second time at this year’s JCP Swansea Half Marathon.

Natalie, 28, is joining us to once again try and break the record for the number of people with Type 1 diabetes to complete a half marathon together on Sunday 23 June.

23 April 2019

We're working with Run Wales to launch a brand new group, helping people living with or at risk of Type 2 diabetes to get more active.

While there are a number of risk factors which might make you more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, we know that as many as three in five cases could

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