Sara sets the record straight on diabetes at the Senedd

Aberdare’s Sara Crowley, 28, who has had Type 1 diabetes since she was three, joined her regional local representative Vikki Howells AM and other Diabetes UK Cymru supporters to mark Diabetes Week on Tuesday 14 June at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay.

Diabetes UK Cymru’s theme for this year’s awareness week is ‘Setting the Record Straight’. The event gave people affected by diabetes the chance to address some of the myths and misconceptions about diabetes with their local representative.


Each of the supporters who attended on the day has a connection to diabetes as they or a close family are living with the condition. Sara is also part of Diabetes UK Cymru’s ‘Diabetes Voices’, a network of people who campaign to influence and improve diabetes care in Wales. They took the opportunity to discuss local services for people living with diabetes in the area and what impact the condition has on their daily lives.


Diabetes UK Cymru’s Director Dai Williams said: “The Diabetes Week event at the Senedd was a brilliant way for people across Wales to talk about their experiences of the condition with their local AMs. We want to thank Sara, all the supporters who joined us, Vikki Howells AM and other AMs from across the country.


“Diabetes Week is an important time for people affected by the condition to share their concerns and tackle some of the myths about diabetes with their representatives. It is also a fantastic opportunity to highlight that with the right healthcare, support and management, diabetes doesn’t have to hold anyone back.”


For further information about diabetes, contact Diabetes UK Cymru on 029 2066 8276, email wales@diabetes.org.uk or visit www.diabetes.org.uk/wales.

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