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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

Do share your story with us - please contact our Media and Communications Officer, Catarina Walsh by emailing or calling 029 2066 8276.

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.

Coping with the coronavirus pandemic

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.

11 November 2020

Diabetes UK Cymru is hosting the “Type 1 and Tech Conference” online on World Diabetes D

Advances in technology have changed the way thousands of people manage their diabetes and can improve their quality of life. Insulin pens and pumps help people to control their condition discreetly in a more accurate and flexible way.

14 October 2020

Duke Al Durham from Vale of Glamorgan, who lives with type 1 diabetes, is adding his distinct voice to Diabetes UK Cymru’s effor

Duke is 26 and has struggled with his mental health – particularly Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – for some time.

21 August 2020

Our new research has revealed that 32% of people with diabetes have experienced food insecurity since the coronavirus lockdown came into force in the country.

For Terri Harris, a retired teacher from Pontypool, the coronavirus pandemic left her feeling her life had been turned completely upside down, and worried about food supplies.

21 August 2020

As lockdown measures are eased in Wales, many people living with diabetes and their families are concerned about venturing out more

The initiative is the brainchild of anaesthetics trainee, Helen Iliff, who works at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil.

13 August 2020

A pair of 10-year-old budding authors have had their efforts to raise awareness of diabetes recognised with a Diabetes UK Inspire Award.

Last year, the two friends were inspired to create their book, ‘Hypo Dino’, to help explain parts of Katie’s condition, after a local author visited their school.

10 August 2020

Paula Jarrett from Bridgend and the group Type1derful have both won an In

Our winner, Paula Jarrett

10 August 2020

Two community diabetes nurses, Anwen Jones and Helen Saunders, are our Fundraisers of the Year after cycling 100 miles and raising over £13,000 for us.<

Inspire Award - Fundraisers of the Year

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