News - Diabetes Wales

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27 January 2020

A “Children and Type 1 Diabetes Day” is taking place on 3 February to raise awareness of early symptoms, so that children can be diagnosed before they become seriously unwell.

Amy Evans, former Wales international rugby player is now an ambassador for the Diabetes UK Cymru’s “Know Type 1” campaign. The Ospreys women player of the year in 2019 won 35 caps since making her debut against England in 2015 and now runs her own fitness centre in Aberdare.

11 December 2019

Ellen Shepherd-Smith had her distinctive purple hair shaved off live on stage as part of Rhyl’s Christmas lights switch-on.

Ellen, 71, has had type 2 diabetes for over 20 years. She hopes her challenge will raise more awareness of the seriousness of the condition.

06 December 2019

A slimming group in Cardiff has raised £350 for Diabetes UK Cymru, in support of a family whose son passed away as a result of undiagnosed

22 November 2019

Diabetes UK Cymru has won a prestigious award at the inaugural Welsh Charity Awards.

We were delighted to be named as the winner of the ‘Change Makers Award’ at the prestigious ceremony at the National Museum in Cardiff, in recognition of our work to increase awareness of Type 1 diabetes, and support for children living with the condition, across Wales.

18 November 2019

Mark Morrelle was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he

After several 10Ks, half marathons, and running the London Marathon twice, he has just completed his biggest challenge to date: the iconic New York City Marathon!

13 November 2019

We were very pleased to visit Llangynidr Primary School in Powys to say thank you to some fantastic fundraisers.

Pupils from the school took part in this year’s One Million Step Challenge, along with their friends and families.

Their team, The Pounders, raised more than £4,000 in total – making them one of the top fundraising teams in the whole of the UK.

30 October 2019

Super supporter Carwyn Glyn Evans has been pushing himself to the limit all year to raise funds and awareness of Type 1 diabetes.

Carwyn took on a series of gruelling challenges, from marathons to triathlons, building up to last month’s Ironman Wales.

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

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