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What we do

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.

There are currently 3.8 million people in the UK with diabetes, including an estimated 630,000 people who have Type 2 diabetes but do not know it.

We help people manage their diabetes effectively by providing information, advice and support.

We campaign with people with diabetes and with healthcare professionals to improve the quality of care across the UK’s health services.

We fund pioneering research into care, cure and prevention for all types of diabetes.

We promise to involve and include people affected by and at risk of diabetes from all kinds of backgrounds in helping us shape our services and work.

We work to prevent the rising number of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes through risk assessment, early diagnosis, and by communicating how healthy lifestyle choices can help many people avoid or delay its onset.