The Diabetes Manifesto
On 8 June, people in your area will choose their next Member of Parliament in the UK general election. We need you to ask your local candidates to get behind the Diabetes Manifesto (PDF, 1MB) and make diabetes a priority at the election.
The Diabetes Manifesto sets out what needs to happen so everyone living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes across the UK can enjoy better care and support. It also tells politicians what they can do to help more people avoid Type 2 diabetes.
But to make these changes happen, we need backing from MPs from all parties and all parts of the country. Please ask all candidates in your area to take diabetes seriously and get behind the Diabetes Manifesto.
Creating a world where diabetes can do no harm
The general election comes at a critical time for the care and treatment of diabetes and prevention of Type 2. We know that diabetes is one of the biggest health challenges facing us today:
- 4.5 million people are currently living with diabetes
- One person is diagnosed with diabetes every two minutes
- 11.9 million people are at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
- Diabetes is serious and can cause stroke, blindness, heart failure and amputations
Will you help us make sure that diabetes is taken seriously and ask your local candidates to get behind our Diabetes Manifesto?