11 March 2022

Diabetes UK Cymru has appointed Rachel Burr as the organisation’s new National Director. Diabetes UK Cymru supports people living with the condition, campaigns for improved care, and raises money t

Rachel Burr joins Diabetes UK Cymru with a wealth of experience. She has over 15 years' experience in the Third Sector, including at Dogs Trust and Citizens Advice. 

26 January 2022

Diabetes UK Cymru is marking Children and Type 1 Diabetes Day on 3 February with a challenge to 'Express Your Diabetes: Draw it, Write it, Wear it.'

17 November 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has lit the fuse of a care ‘timebomb’ for people with diabetes, Diabetes UK Cymru has warned today.

  • Figures show 40% of people with diabetes in Wales had consultations cancelled that have still not taken place
  • One in three have not had contact with their diabetes team since the start of the pandemic
08 November 2021

100 years ago, children diagnosed with what was then known as ‘juvenile’ diabetes would not be expected to live longer than a couple of years.

Elizabeth Evans Hughes

Elizabeth Evans Hughes was born in New York of Welsh descent, her grandfather having emigrated to the USA from Tredegar. Her father, Charles Evans Hughes, became a distinguished member of American society, and would go on to be a presidential candidate, Secretary of State and one Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. 

30 July 2021

All the clichés of pastures new literally apply here, as Dai leaves the wilderness of the Welsh countryside near Abergavenny to start a new life in France.

Dai joined Diabetes UK in 2008 and thew himself into the role, tirelessly campaigning for people living with diabetes in Wales. His own experience with his son, Sam, diagnosed with type 1 aged 13, has informed his work and the way he connected with parents and others needing support and advice on how to manage the condition and access services.

15 July 2021

Mark Phillips, 48 a mental health support worker for Hafal has climbed Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons earlier this month to raise funds and awareness of diabete

This is the third time, Mark has taken on the gruelling Fan Dance march, walking over 14 miles (around 24 km) to scale the highest mountain in South Wales, standing at 2,906 feet (886 metres) high with a heavy backpack.

30 June 2021

Diabetes UK Cymru has Awarded a medal to Reverend Dr John Dann, 88 from Cardiff who has lived with diabetes for 70 years.

The Baptist preacher and retired lecturer was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 17 just before going to university when he fell into a diabetic coma.

18 June 2021

Beth Weaver, 29 set up the group after her daughter Ava, 4 was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Beth, a teaching assistant from Newborough in Anglesey, has three children, including Ava. Ava was rushed to hospital with DKA and diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2019.

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