Peer Support - Diabetes UK

Peer Support

Talk to someone with diabetes

Living with diabetes can be difficult – talk to someone who has been there.

If you would like to talk to someone who knows first-hand what it’s like to live with diabetes, our support volunteers are here to help. You can reach them by phone at the times given below, or by email.

Feeling like no-one understands what you’re going through can be tough. Our volunteers have all been affected by diabetes and have experience of living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, MODY, or caring for a child with Type 1.

So whatever is on your mind, there’s a good chance one of our peers has been through the same thing.

Get in touch

You can get in touch by calling 0843 353 8600 during opening hours, or view our peer profiles to contact a peer by email.

If you would like to arrange a call back, text PS and your name to 0788 555 7006.

Opening hours

Sunday to Friday, 6pm to 9pm

Send an email at any time of day and you will get a reply during the opening hours above.

Details of call charges can be found on the How to get in touch page.


Want to chat online? Join our Google+ Hangout on Tuesday nights from 7pm-8pm.

Talk to someone

Our team of support volunteers have been specially trained to listen and offer support, or just simply give you the chance to talk to someone who has been there themselves.

They are on hand to talk about diagnosis, complications, or even balancing diabetes with work, family or having a social life. You can find out more about our peers and their areas of experience using the search box below.

Peer Support is a safe and secure service, and all volunteer peers are specially trained. All information will be kept private and confidential within the scheme. We have put together a number of house rules for the Peer Support service and recommend that you take a look at these.

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Either enter a search term in the box below, or simply click on the Search button to browse the full list of peer profiles.

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