Tweet It’s been quite a week. We’ve had a sugar levy surprise (that’s not a type of cupcake), launched the National Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme and, away from the public eye, Diabetes UK has supported the arrival into consultation of a new Diabetes Service Framework in Northern Ireland and been involved in finalising the…
Chris Askew is Chief Executive of Diabetes UK and joined the charity in September 2015.
In his previous role as Chief Executive at Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Chris led on the charity’s merger with Breast Cancer Campaign, to form the new charity Breast Cancer Now.
Before arriving at Breakthrough in 2006 as its Director of Fundraising, Chris held senior fundraising positions at the charities Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Crisis and Action for Children. He moved into the charitable sector in 1997, after a number of years working as a shipbroker in the international freight markets.
Chris sits on the Board of the National Diabetes Prevention Programme and on the Richmond Group of major health charities. Previously he chaired the Department of Health’s Breast Cancer Working Group and sat on the Cancer Outcomes Strategy Implementation Advisory Group.
In the past, Chris has been a regional volunteer for the MS Society and a Trustee of the Revolving Doors Agency and currently is a Trustee of the rare disease charity Action on A-T (ataxia telangiectasia).
You can follow Chris on Twitter at @ChrisAskewCE.
Tweet This is a blog about sugar and the causes of diabetes. But let’s start with some facts. Most cases of Type 2 diabetes are linked to lifestyle and in particular to weight gain. But not all cases, and that’s important to remember. As also is the fact that Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes…