About Diabetes UK

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Who are Diabetes UK?

Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.

We have over 300,000 members. We work for people with diabetes, their carers, family and friends. We represent the interests of all people with diabetes by lobbying the government for better standards of care and the best quality of life.

We are one of the largest patient organisations in the UK. We are a unique partnership – of people with diabetes, healthcare professionals, corporate partners and voluntary groups.

Newly Diagnosed If you are newly diagnosed then this is your first stop. There is a whole range of information that will help you adjust to life with Diabetes.

Am I At Risk? If you are concerned about the risks then this page explains the risks and causes of Diabetes and what to do if you are worried.

Youth and Diabetes

There are brilliant sub-sites of Diabetes UK called My life that are aimed towards young people. It is split into three sites.

My Life – Kids is aimed towards primary school aged children which can be found by clicking here. It explains what diabetes is in a friendly manner that children can understand. As well as some fun stuff like games, jokes and facts.my-life

My Life – Teens is aimed towards secondary school aged teens which can be found by clicking here. It has similar information to the children’s website, but written in a more grown up manner whilst still being easy to understand.my-life-teen

My Life – Young Adults is aimed towards young adults of student age which can be found by clicking here. It is much like the main Diabetes UK website, with a younger, trendy twist with links to Facebook and Twitter for example.ya-site

How can you help?

You can be actively involved in the work Diabetes UK does. Visit our website or call 020 7424 1000 to find out about:

Campaigning Diabetes UK is actively campaigning to improve lives and work towards a future without diabetes. Please spare a few minutes to help us make diabetes a priority for politicians and your local healthcare organisations through e-campaigning – it’s free, quick and easy.

Fundraising ideas and events: There are many ways you can help us to raise funds and awareness, so we can improve the lives of people with diabetes and work towards a future without diabetes.

Make a Donation: Your donation will help us continue our research into the causes of diabetes, and our work to prevent and, one day, cure the condition. With your help, we can continue to provide invaluable services such as our support holidays for children and families, and the Diabetes UK Careline, which all provide information and emotional support for people living with diabetes. Every donation counts, and is used to benefit people with diabetes, their families and carers.