It’s Mental Health Awareness Week…

At the start of mental health awareness week, we thought it appropriate to highlight the significant mental toll diabetes can have on a person. 7 in 10 people feel overwhelmed by their diabetes. Diabetes is a lifelong condition, it is relentless. For people living with it, diabetes must be managed 24 hours a day, 365Continue reading “It’s Mental Health Awareness Week…”

Postponed: The future role of diabetes technology meeting

The APPG for Diabetes March 24th meeting on the future role of diabetes technology has been postponed, in line with the parliamentary authority’s advice, due to coronavirus outbreak. We need to ensure that as more life-changing technology becomes available, people living with diabetes who could benefit from it have access. We will be working toContinue reading “Postponed: The future role of diabetes technology meeting”

APPG 2020 Schedule Agreed

Following the APPG’s AGM the following dates and meetings have been confirmed. Further details about the next meeting on technology will be posted shortly. 24th of March, 4.15pm to 6pm: The future of technology in diabetes care 12th of May, 4.15pm to 6pm: Diabetes and mental health 8th of September, 4.15pm to 6pm: Childhood ObesityContinue reading “APPG 2020 Schedule Agreed”

Update: Purdah (2019)

From close of business Tuesday 5th of November to the morning of Friday 13th of December, the APPG for Diabetes technically cease to exist as Parliament will be dissolved. Please be aware All-Party Parliamentary Groups must not be active during this period per rules of Parliament. There will be no events, research or communication through e-mail, websiteContinue reading “Update: Purdah (2019)”

Cancelled: Changing the way we think about Diabetes Technology

Due to the General Elections, this meeting has been cancelled. This topic will be explored again in the new year. Technology has the potential to transform the lives of people living with diabetes. Technology empowers people with diabetes with more information and flexibility, allowing them to manage their condition with more precision, reducing their risk ofContinue reading “Cancelled: Changing the way we think about Diabetes Technology”

Mental health and wellbeing

Thursday, 13th June 2019 Committee Room 8, Houses of Parliament 2:15 – 4:00pm APPG Diabetes Meeting Minutes_Mental Health and Wellbeing Diabetes is a complex and relentless condition. People with diabetes, especially those on insulin, have the responsibility of managing the condition 24/7. Add to that being faced with stigma, balancing other long-term conditions and goingContinue reading “Mental health and wellbeing”