Here you’ll find all you need to know about Diabetes Week – and why your support is so important to us – as well as some great ideas and tips for getting involved and raising funds for Diabetes UK.
This year we’re looking at research and giving you the chance to become part of the diabetes research story. We’ve been making breakthroughs in diabetes research for more than 75 years, and we never stop working towards a future without diabetes. With your support and donations we can do so much more.
So we can have more breakthrough moments in the lab, we’re asking you to have your own breakthrough moment for Diabetes Week. It could be anything from signing up to one of our sponsored walks or skydives, raising money with friends or colleagues, or putting up posters in your local community.
Whatever you do, you’ll be helping to write the next chapter of our research story.
Your free Diabetes Week pack has everything you need to raise funds and awareness. So what are you waiting for? Order yours today.
Diabetes UK has been at the forefront of pioneering research to help people with diabetes. People like my mum, Pat, and my brother, Tim, who both have Type 1 diabetes.
As someone who knows first-hand what it’s like when someone close to you is diagnosed, I have experienced the shock, fear and anguish the condition can bring. Not just for the person affected, but to the whole family.
That’s why it’s vital that Diabetes UK gets the continued support of people like me, and you, so they can continue to carry out vital research and make important breakthroughs in the understanding and treatment of diabetes – and move that one step closer to finding a cure.
I’ll be supporting Diabetes Week this year; I hope you’ll join me in doing the same.
– Phillip Schofield, Diabetes Week supporter