Louth and Horncastle MP Victoria Atkins MP has been elected vice-chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes.
Mrs Atkins, who suffers from type 1 diabetes, was elected unanimously to the role by her fellow MPs.
Victoria said: “This group has a significant role to play in promoting engagement and sharing best practice between parliamentarians, health experts and the public. “I am pleased to have been elected to work with colleagues in leading the fight against this condition.
“I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of three, so I know how the condition affects people. I am particularly concerned to ensure that children with diabetes are encouraged to take part in sport, and that it is not seen as a barrier to their career hopes.”
She added: “These are significant concerns here in Louth and Horncastle. The CCG for East Lincolnshire estimates there are 15,891 people with diabetes in the region. I am looking forward to tackling this important issue on both a local and national level.”