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Local support groups

Find your local Diabetes UK group

Diabetes UK has active support groups working locally all over the United Kingdom.

Groups typically meet once a month, but they often also take part in many other activities such as fundraising, campaigning and raising awareness.

To find your nearest group, please enter your postcode into the search box below. You can use the markers on the map to find the contact details of your nearest groups.

Can’t see the details you need to contact your local group? Please email volunteering@diabetes.org.uk and we will put you in touch with the group.

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About Diabetes UK groups

Adjusting to the knowledge that you or a family member has diabetes takes time and it is often helpful to meet other people who have been through a similar situation. They can offer understanding, help and support at an important time.

Local diabetes support and information

A good way of finding this help is to join a local support group – a Diabetes UK group. These groups offer people living with diabetes a chance to meet and share experiences with others. They are all run by volunteers and typically meet on a monthly basis, often with a speaker on a topic like diet or exercise.

Campaigning, activities and events

As well providing support and information, Diabetes UK groups also get involved in:

  • fundraising
  • campaigning to improve local diabetes services
  • planning social events and outings
  • running awareness-raising activities.

Parents, children and young people

There are also some specialist groups – for parents, children and young people with diabetes.

Need medical advice?

Please note that Diabetes UK groups cannot give medical advice. They can only talk about diabetes from their own experiences. If you need medical advice please contact your local diabetes specialist nurse, or local diabetes centre.