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Diabetes UK

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Diabetes UK is the leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes.

We provide information, help and peer support, so people with diabetes can manage their condition effectively. We are one of the largest funders of diabetes research in the UK.

The Diabetes UK Careline is the only dedicated diabetes helpline in the UK. Staffed by trained counsellors, Careline helps callers with any diabetes related question or problem by phone or by email.

Our advocacy service helps vulnerable people with diabetes to access their legal rights and entitlements.

We help people with diabetes, their family members and friends by offering information in print and online covering all aspects of diabetes. We also provide specialist information for healthcare professionals. Printed material can be ordered by calling 0800 585 088 or visiting our Online shop.

Our award-winning diabetes tracker app makes it easy for people to log and track blood glucose, insulin, carbohydrates and calories.

We provide opportunities to network with other people affected by diabetes via 315 diabetes voluntary groups across the UK, lively and popular online communities, and a telephone and online peer support service.


There is special advice for older people with diabetes here.

Macleod House, 10 Parkway, London, NW1 7AA
0345 123 2399
020 7424 1001

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