News - Diabetes Wales

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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.

17 July 2019

Colleagues from Hywel Dda University Health Board’s diabetes team have raised more than £600 by running the JCP Swansea Half Marathon together.

The Glangwili Hospital colleagues included medical secretary Michelle Whittal-Williams, dietitians Laura Jones and Ann Marie Martin, two specialist diabetes nurses, Krystle Gunner and Sarah Bruce, and consultant Sam Rice.

10 July 2019

Success at the Swansea Half Marathon was just a warm up for Mark Morelle.

Our Type 1 team

10 July 2019

A mum from Caldicot who has been living with Type 1 diabetes for almost 25 years is taking on this year’s One Million Step Challenge.

Ebony Hussey, 28, was diagnosed with the condition aged three. She is taking part to raise greater awareness of the challenges of life with Type 1, increase her fitness and fundraise.

10 July 2019

Thank you to everyone who joined our sponsored walk around Llandudno Bay, raising £235. 

The walk took place on a sunny Sunday 7 July, and covered two miles of Llandudno’s historic Victorian promenade.

09 July 2019

Join us for a sponsored summertime walk through some of Cardiff’s best-loved parks and green spaces.

The walk, on Sunday 21 July, will cover eight miles, following the River Taff past some of the capital’s iconic landmarks.

28 June 2019

We were delighted to return to the JCP Swansea Half Marathon last Sunday with a team of over 100 runners!

Congratulations #TeamDUK

Runners of all ages and abilities joined us to pound the Swansea seafront on Sunday 23 June. And we were there to cheer them every step of the way!

24 June 2019

Two community diabetes nurses from Ceredigion have raised over £11,000 for Diabetes UK Cymru this year!

Epic cycling challenge

Helen and Anwen are both novice cyclists, but that didn’t stop them cycling an epic 88 miles from Borth to Cardigan on Saturday 8 June.

The tough, winding route passed through every surgery area they cover and took over nine hours to complete.

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