Our work in Parliament

We work with Government to inform decisions related to diabetes. We use our solid evidence base to communicate with and influence key decision makers. Our main areas of work are: 

-        Prevention of Type 2 diabetes: including the proposed Sugar Levy. 

-        Education for people with diabetes. 

-        Driving and diabetes: working with the DVLA.

-        Diabetes care in schools.

-        Lowering the number of diabetes-related amputations in the UK.

Much of our campaigning is carried out by our Diabetes Voices. They help make diabetes a priority both nationally and locally. From writing to their local health boss to speaking in Parliament, our Voices have done it all. 

If you feel that not enough is being done in your local area for those with and at risk of diabetes then join the fight... 

Become a Diabetes Voice 

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Success for diabetes in the general election

Success for diabetes in the general election

We worked hard to keep diabetes on the political agenda in the run up to this year's election. We'll keep you updated on our progress post general election.
State of the Nation 2016 report

State of the Nation 2016 report

In July 2016 Diabetes UK launched its 2016 State of the Nation report for England. Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt was there to speak at the launch of the report. Find out more
MP Foot Clinic visit

MP Foot Clinic visit

MPs Liz McInnes and Paula Sherriff attended a special tour of King’s College Hospital Diabetic Foot Clinic in London where they met with the foot team and patients and found out about how major amputations are often avoided
APPG on diabetes report launch 2016

APPG on diabetes report launch 2016

Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, joined us at the launch of our APPG on diabetes report in November. 'Levelling up' looks at how variations in diabetes care can be reduced.
Diabetes footcare drop in

Diabetes footcare drop in

On 26 October we held a Parliamentary drop in. We spoke to over 20 MPs about foot care and amputation rates in their area. We had our Diabetes Voice Ian on hand too, to give a personal account of undergoing an amputation.
Safe in School campaign hits Parliament

Safe in School campaign hits Parliament

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for diabetes met to discuss children with long term conditions, including diabetes, in schools.
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