13 May 2024

The Wellness Walk will be an eight-mile circuit around some of the city’s best known and best loved sights to get active together and promote wellbeing while raising vital funds for us.

Registration for the Cardiff Wellness Walk is now open, with discounts available, and participants can look forward to receiving an event t-shirt and a finisher’s medal, as well

13 June 2023

Today is a landmark day for diabetes care in Wales with the launch of the new Quality Statement on Diabetes Care delivered by Health Minister Eluned Morgan live at the Senedd in Cardiff. 

As we celebrate Diabetes Week 2023, Diabetes UK Cymru welcomes the Welsh Government’s renewed commitment to improving diabetes care across Wales.

This is the first Quality Statement for diabetes care in Wales and replaces the 2016-2020 Diabetes Delivery Plan for Wales. There are four main areas to highlight from a Diabetes UK Cymru perspective:

13 June 2023

Diabetes can be a relentless stream of numbers. And sometimes, it can be hard keeping track or knowing what they all mean, or what to do about them. 

Let’s look at those numbers! 

This Diabetes Week, we’re breaking down some of the key numbers for you – from HbA1C to carb counting and we’ve created some brilliant new posters to walk you through all those confusing numbers! 

17 November 2022

Lili, 32, felt her experience of diagnosis aged seven was “weirdly fine”. She took control from that young age, managing her diabetes independently.

17 November 2022

Lucy Belk, 24 from Wrexham was first referred to a specialist diabetes psychologist when she was 15.

Lucy said: “Diabetes has been a huge part of my life. My mother said that she was less scared of the lymphoma than the diabetes, because diabetes doesn’t go away. When I was a child, I didn’t understand why I was at the hospital or the implications of my health problems.

16 November 2022

Four autoimmune conditions, bereavement and problems with her employer led Kimberley to really struggle with her mental health, but mental health support helped her recover.

Warning: this story talks about suicide.

25 August 2022

Millie from Newport walked 30 miles to raise awareness and money for Diabetes UK Cymru.

She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in May 2022. Millie’s father also lives with the condition, so the family knew what to look out for.

16 June 2022

Natalie Holborow, 32, a marketeer and poet from Swansea was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was eight years old.

She said: “It was a confusing time to be diagnosed - the doctors used long words and I had to rely on trying to decipher the facial expressions of medical staff and parents to realise that this was serious.

10 June 2022

To mark Diabetes Week (13th to 19th June), Diabetes UK Cymru is launching a campaign to highlight the inequalities faced by many living with diabetes when accessing psycholo

In some areas, people living with diabetes do not have access to psychological support and they either have to wait years or are referred to services that are not specialised in diabetes. 

10 June 2022

Ebony Hussey, 30, from Caldicot has lived with type 1 diabetes since she was a toddler and has had lots of ups and downs through her journey with the condition.

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