Diabetes

Charity honours Cumbrian who raised thousands for his wife

The national charity Diabetes UK has made an award to Brian Hough, who raised tens of thousands of pounds in tribute to his wife Lorraine who died from the disease.

Brian Hough
Diabetes UK

Brian, 62, sponsors local sports clubs which raise money for his campaign, collects at local pubs, and raised at least £16,000 from a Just Giving page.

He was made MBE last year for his services to the community and the charity.

Clare Howarth, head of the north of England at Diabetes UK, said: “He is a real community champion and we are lucky to have him."

Styling out coronavirus with diabetes and tie-dye

The Diabetic Duo talk coronavirus, emotional blood sugar levels and tie-dye loungewear.
Beth and Ellen had been enjoying their moment in the spotlight as the Diabetic Duo when coronavirus came along. 

The type 1 diabetics had become known for their videos on the social media platform TikTok and dispelled myths around the condition, but the current pandemic and self-isolation has meant they’ve had to get creative with how they make their content. 

In this episode of Cabin Fever the duo reveal why diabetes is classed as High Risk in relation to Covid-19, how their emotions affect their blood sugar levels and their recent obsession with tie-dye loungewear. 

This week's presenters are having quite different quarantine issues. Simon Minty is a little person and says that had a stranger turned away from him in the street he would have taken it badly a few weeks ago - now it's positively welcome! 

And Emma feels liberated by lockdown. As a blind mum she says her house and garden are her “castle” and being at the home she knows so well means she can run about and play with her young boys independently. 

Produced by Beth Rose. 

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