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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

04 June 2021

Rhys Lewis, 45 from Cilcennin, Aberaeron was awarded a medal for raising over £1100 for Diabetes UK by cycling the 60 mil

Rhys has Williams Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder, and type 1 diabetes. Because of his learning difficulties and his need to shield when the pandemic began, he moved from sheltered accommodation back into his home with his mother, Laura. 

28 May 2021

David Martin-Jewell, 47, owner of Front Runner Events, our partners in the JCP Swansea Half Marathon, has swapped his running gear for some wheels an


David, whose teenage son Louis lives with type 1 diabetes, covered 652 miles and raised £643 in April. This amount was well above his initial targets, as he discovered the joys of cycling in South Wales.


22 April 2021

People who live with diabetes in the Muslim community in Wales are being offered help and advice on how to stay healthy during Ramadan – and to mark the occasion safely duri

Diabetes UK Cymru has partnered with Cardiff University’s School of Medicine and Diabetes and Ramadan International Alliance (DAR) to run a series of webinars for healthcare professionals and for the Muslim community in Wales, led by Dr Mohammad Alhadj Ali, Clinical Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology.

17 March 2021

Diabetes UK Cymru is highlighting how quickly undiagnosed type 1 diabetes can become a medical emergency as another child had a lucky e

Fynn Hannify from Neath felt unwell in November last year. First, he started losing weight and his parents and teachers noticed he was grumpy and not his usual self.

16 March 2021

Diabetes UK Cymru has launched a radio ad campaign in Wales to show that anyone can develop type 1 diabetes.

Dai Williams, National Director at Diabetes UK Cymru said: “Type 1 diabetes is easily overlooked and symptoms can be mistaken for viral infections, particularly in children and young people, which can lead to medical emergencies. Covid-19 has just confused matters more, with diagnoses being missed or delayed.

09 March 2021

Diabetes UK Cymru has launched a scheme in Carmarthenshire, Southwest Wales to address a need for support for people living with diabetes whose isolation worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following the success of the Befriending Circle set up in Cumbria by the Diabetes UK North West Team in 2019, a similar scheme is now  being piloted in Wales, where a third of the population lives in rural areas. Some lack public transport and digital connectivity.

27 January 2021

We have launched a new creative challenge, #StrongWithType1 to mark “Children and Type 1 Diabetes Day” on 3 February.

We are offering free boxes of craft materials alongside fun and inspiring ideas to children living with type 1 diabetes in Wales. All you need to do is fill in this form to sign up. 

20 January 2021

Benjamin Jelley, a consultant at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has run more than 20 miles and raised over £300 for Diabetes UK Cymru this Winter.

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15 January 2021

A school in Neath, Port Talbot has won an award for providing great care to children and young people with type 1 diabetes.

Melin Primary School was awarded the Diabetes UK ‘Good Diabetes Care in School Award 2020’. It was chosen because of the support it provides to pupils with the condition, the help it offers to manage their diabetes safely, and the care it takes to include them in all school activities.

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