The theme of Diabetes Awareness Week 2013 is ‘Diabetes Research: Be part of the story’, celebrating the series of breakthroughs in diabetes research.
As Diabetes Awareness Week begins today, a 'diabetes vaccine' is undergoing clinical trials at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, in the hope that it might eventually lead to a cure.
Scientists are working to develop a vaccine to slow or halt the autoimmune process that destroys the insulin-making cells in Type 1 diabetes.
More than 160,000 people in Wales have been diagnosed with diabetes - nearly five per cent of the population.
It is estimated that 66,000 more could have the condition but have not yet been diagnosed.
The Crossroads clinic opened in Gorseinon today and will specialise in footcare for patients with podiatry and diabetic needs.
Podiatrist Sian Jones tells ITV Cymru Wales why the service is so unique.
A unique 'one-stop shop' for lower limb care is being opened on a village high street in Swansea this weekend.
Crossroads Clinic is one of the first of its kind to offer treatments such as podiatry and diabetic foot care all under one roof. Wales has one of the highest rates of diabetes in the UK.
Researchers from Cardiff University have found that the number of younger people being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes has risen sharply over the past 20 years.
The research, published in the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism journal, looked at data showing the number of newly diagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes between 1991 and 2010.
The Cardiff team found a significant increase in the overall number of new cases and a marked increase among younger people aged 40 and under.
The research also found that more women under the age of 40 had type 2 diabetes than men in the same age group.
Only 18.5 percent of people in Wales with diabetes have the condition under control, a charity has warned.
Fewer people here are managing their diabetes properly than across the border in England, where the rate is 19.9%, according to Diabetes UK.
People living with Type 1 diabetes in Wales could be given a life-changing vaccine, thanks to a clincial trial which will take place at Cardiff University.
It's a rare form of the condition which is not related to lifestyle and can cause other health complications.
It's becoming increasingly common and those with diabetes have to inject insulin for life.
David Wood reports.
Researchers at Cardiff University say preventing a form of diabetes could become a reality, if trials prove successful.
It aims to slow - or stop - the destruction of insulin-making cells using a vaccine-type treatment.
In the UK, Type 1 diabetes is on the increase.
David Wood reports.