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Pam takes the plunge with Swim 22

Pam Preston, 55, from Colwyn Bay is taking on the swimming challenge of the year, Swim 22, to raise vital funds for us this spring.


Pam will swim 22 miles, the equivalent of the English Channel, between 22 February and 22 May.

Pam was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 16 years ago. Her mother and grandmother also had the condition.

Family history

Pam said: “It wasn’t a shock when I was diagnosed. For a few years I didn’t take my condition as seriously as I should have. My mother and grandmother suffered greatly with complications but we have so much more information available now. I have found the Diabetes UK website invaluable.

“I can’t wait to get started”

Swim 22  is a chance to give something back and get fitter in the process. I have lost four stone since last July and feel so much healthier. Exercising regularly helps keep my blood sugars under control. I can’t wait to get started!”

We are delighted that Pam is making a splash for Diabetes UK Cymru, to improve her own health as well as help us support the many thousands of people across Wales who are living with diabetes.

There’s still time to sign up for Swim 22. You can swim in your local pool alone or get your family, friends and colleagues involved. There is no registration fee and no minimum sponsorship.

To sponsor Pam, please click here.

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