Terry's 50 Year Award

Terry's 50 Year Award

A Rotherham volunteer has been awarded a special medal of recognition from Diabetes UK for living with diabetes for the past 50 years.

Terry Nougher-Fuller was presented with the award by the Mayor of Rotherham Councillor John Foden at Rotherham Minster during a special service for World Diabetes Day.

Terry was originally diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1964 at the age of 23.

He became the first Diabetes UK Service Champion, serving with the health professionals on the Diabetes Clinical Committee, Eye Screening Management Board and the Rotherham Community & Voluntary Sector Health Network. He also organises diabetes awareness raising events in Rotherham including this year’s event at the New York stadium on November 16.

Commenting on his medal, Terry said: “I feel pleased that I have been able to keep myself fit enough to keep the diabetes under control and to get that recognised through the award. I have lived with diabetes for so long that it has become a part of me and I have accepted it and got on with life''.