News - Diabetes Wales

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06 February 2019

Jacqueline Passmore, 55, from Risca, has Type 2 diabetes

Jacqueline is taking part in the challenge again this year and hopes to improve her health even more.

01 February 2019

Pam Preston, 55, from Colwyn Bay is taking on the swimming challenge of the year,

Pam will swim 22 miles, the equivalent of the English Channel, between 22 February and 22 May.

13 December 2018

A keen rugby player from Caerphilly hosted a successful youth rugby tournament to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes.

Simeon Greenaway-Robbins, 16, was only diagnosed with Type 1 in April last year. He organised the fundraising event with his teammates at Caerphilly RFC. Three under-16’s teams played each other during the tournament and raised over £1,200 for the charity.

29 November 2018

Freya Rands, from Fishguard, is on a mission to sell as many knitted goodies as possible.

Freya, 10, is knitting colourful hats, scarves, headbands and mittens in memory of her cousin Liam Jones.

19 November 2018

The event at Swansea University on Saturday 10 November was a resounding success.

The conference, which was organised in partnership with Swansea University and the Diabetes Research Unit Cymru and took place on Saturday 10 November, offered people across the UK the opportunity to discover more about the latest innovations and developments in Type 1 management.

14 November 2018

77% of people who care for someone with the condition experience emotional or mental health problems.

The theme for this World Diabetes Day is ‘family’ and we are looking at the emotional impact that diabetes can have not just on those living with Type 1 or Type 2, but also on their families.

12 November 2018

The North Wales Diabetes and Engagement Conference will be held at the Oriel Hotel in St Asaph on Saturday 17 November.

The conference is open to all and offers people in North Wales the chance to learn more about diabetes care in Wales, recent Diabetes UK Cymru campaigns, and how to live well with the condition.

23 October 2018

A charity ball and auction to celebrate 70 years of the NHS is taking place at Rogerstone and Bassaleg Social Club on Friday 9 November.

Podiatrist Helen Newton is teaming up with her colleagues at the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board to organise the event in support of Diabetes UK Cymru and the Richmond House Diabetes Centre fund.

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