News - Diabetes Wales

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10 October 2019

Mark Morrelle, 44, has lived with Type 1 diabetes for more than 30 years, but has never let it get in the way of an active lifestyle.

Next month he takes on his biggest challenge yet: the iconic New York City Marathon on Sunday, 3 November.

09 October 2019

Lowri Vaughan-Hadley, a beautician from Tycroes, has raised over £1500 with a non-stop nail-a-thon lasting over 24 hours!

Record-breaking beauty

30 September 2019

Colleagues from Cardiff University’s School of Social Sciences (SOCSI) teamed up to take on our One Million Step Challenge this summer.<

Head of School Tom Hall, lecturer Sophie Hallett, researcher Sophie Bartlett and centre manager Elaine Russ took up the challenge due to their friends and family members’ experience of living with diabetes.

12 September 2019

A GP surgery in Cardiff has won a Healthy Workplace Award after working with Diabetes UK Cymru to increase awareness of healthy lifestyles.

Practice manager Nichola Williams, invited Diabetes UK Cymru to the practice to help staff and clinicians increase their knowledge of how healthy lifestyle changes could make a difference to their wellbeing.

03 September 2019

15 friends from Llangynidr in Powys have teamed up to take one million steps each this summer, to support a mum and daughter. 

Lucy was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes aged six. The challenge marks the first time she has spoken publicly about life with the condition.

03 September 2019

11 colleagues at Pont Newydd Medical Centre in Porth are taking on the 1 Million Step Challenge.

The team, led by GP Karen Pascoe, includes pharmacists, nurses, healthcare assistants and receptionists have been inspired to take up the challenge.

28 August 2019

Lynn Matthews is taking an unusual approach to completing our One Million Steps Challenge this summer.

Lynn, 70, from Senghenydd, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2001. Rather than simply walking her way to one million by 30 September, Lynn is clocking up her steps using her favourite hobby: line dancing.

12 August 2019

Ellie May Hodges was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 2 years old. 

Ellie, 8, lives in Holywell in Flintshire. Lilly has made an enormous difference to Ellie’s life since joining the family in March.

01 August 2019

Arlene Osman is taking part in her first half marathon to mark 20 years living with Type 1 diabetes.

Arlene is originally from Lanarkshire in Scotland but moved to South Wales in 1990 to complete her training as a pharmacist. She will be returning to her roots to take on the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run on Sunday 29 September.

31 July 2019

Lowri Vaughan-Hadley has won this year’s Diabetes UK Cymru Inspire Award for fundraising, after using her skills as a beautician to raise

Lowri, 31, a beautician from Tycroes, has held 24 hour nail-a-thons for the last two years, raising a total of £2,798. She was inspired to support us by her mum, Michelle Hadley, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was just three years old.

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