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Tweet I’d like to introduce myself, as the new Chief Executive of Diabetes UK. The whole Diabetes UK family said thanks and farewell to the outgoing Chief Executive, Barbara Young, over the summer, and I joined the charity in September to continue on, I hope, from the huge advances made under Barbara’s ‘watch’. Diabetes UK…

Tweet Share Roy Johnson, a Diabetes Voice from Surrey attended an All Party Parliamentary Group on Diabetes in March 2012 and spoke about his personal experience of amputation. Here, Roy shares his story: Why did you decide to join Diabetes Voices? It seemed like an effective way to get my voice heard about things that…

Tweet Share We had a slightly unusual phone call yesterday from a lady called Jo, with a request for something we don’t normally do. But, to help her celebrate having 30 years of Type 1 diabetes we said we’d see what we can do. Plus, it does seem like a great way to raise some…

Tweet Share Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group are moving their diabetes care out of hospitals and into the community, mostly to GPs. These changes are happening fast: the hospital consultants have already started discharging patients. York Voluntary Group are concerned that GPs do not yet have the skills to care for patients safely. They…

Tweet Share Today we’re off to Parliament with 100 parents and kids with Type 1 to lobby for better healthcare for children and young people with Type 1 diabetes. As is par for the course with these type of things, there will be speeches. Our Chief Executive, Barbara Young, will say some words about the…