News - Diabetes Wales

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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

30 September 2019

Colleagues from Cardiff University’s School of Social Sciences (SOCSI) teamed up to take on our One Million Step Challenge this summer.<

Head of School Tom Hall, lecturer Sophie Hallett, researcher Sophie Bartlett and centre manager Elaine Russ took up the challenge due to their friends and family members’ experience of living with diabetes.

12 September 2019

A GP surgery in Cardiff has won a Healthy Workplace Award after working with Diabetes UK Cymru to increase awareness of healthy lifestyles.

Practice manager Nichola Williams, invited Diabetes UK Cymru to the practice to help staff and clinicians increase their knowledge of how healthy lifestyle changes could make a difference to their wellbeing.

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