News - Diabetes Wales

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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

10 April 2019

Two community diabetes nurses from Ceredigion are gearing up to cycle almost 100 miles to raise funds and awareness, and inspire their patients

Anwen Jones and Helen Saunders, Community Diabetes Specialist Nurses for Hywel Dda Health Board, will be cycling from Borth to Cardigan on Saturday 8 June.

08 April 2019

Luke Evans is gearing up to run the Caerphilly 10K in honour of his nan’s 20-year struggle with Type 2 diabetes.

Luke only started running 18 months ago, but completed last year’s race in an impressive 44 minutes and 10 seconds. He hopes to beat his time this year, as well as raise vital funds, inspired by his nan Doreen Evans.

03 April 2019

Jessica Loch has Type 1 diabetes and is getting set to run her first ever marathon f

Jessica, 27 from Newport, only started running 18 months ago. She will be lining up with thousands of others at his year’s Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 28 April. Jessica was diagnosed aged 6 after her family noticed some concerning symptoms.

27 February 2019

Andy Lavender, from Deeside, has received a medal from Diabetes UK for living with Type 1 d

22 February 2019

Last year our team of Type 1 runners broke a world record at the JCP Swansea Half Marathon. This year, we want you to help us break it again!

A total of 69 runners with Type 1 diabetes completed last year’s race: the highest number of people with the condition to run a half marathon together.

20 February 2019

Claire O’Brien from Cardiff is taking part in Swim 22 – and is

Claire, 45, was shocked to be diagnosed with the condition in September 2017.

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.

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