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Diabetes Week

Diabetes Week 2015

Diabetes Week is a highlight in the Diabetes UK calendar. It’s a time when we bring our supporters together to raise awareness of the condition, and vital funds for our work. Diabetes Week 2015 will take place from Sunday 14 to Saturday 20 June.

This Diabetes Week we want to remind everyone that you’re not on your own when it comes to diabetes. Actually there’s a lot of folk out there going through the same thing. And we’re rooting for you too. And we have lots of ways we can help. 

Throughout the week, we’ll be shouting about all of the ways we give support, advice, and chances to learn more about diabetes to help you manage your condition well. And we’d like to hear your hints, tips and stories of living life to the full using #DiabetesAndMe. 

Join us this Diabetes Week. 

How to get involved

There are plenty of ways you can support Diabetes Week 2015.

1. Raise awareness

Help others seek support, advice and information by raising awareness of Diabetes Week. Order a supporter pack, full of posters and flyers for you to put up in your local community, at our online shop.

2. Join in

In the lead up to Diabetes Week think about how you manage your condition well and live life to the full. Then during the week join in the conversation by sharing your hints, tips and stories. 

You could:

  • Post on our Facebook page
  • Tweet a comment or picture
  • Post a short video or photo on Instagram
  • Create a Pinterest board 
  • Write a blog post 
  • Add to our forum
  • Send us your story online

Find us on Facebook and Twitter and don’t forget to use our hashtag #DiabetesAndMe.

3. Raise funds

We will be kicking off Diabetes Week 2015 with the Big Collection. We will be collecting in 300 Tesco stores across the UK on the weekend of 13 and 14 June and need volunteers to help us collect. For more information and to sign up contact bigcollection@diabetes.org.uk

4. For healthcare professionals

Could your patients benefit from the support, advice and education services we offer? Support Diabetes Week 2015 by ordering a supporter pack, full of posters and flyers for you to put up in your workplace, at our online shop.

If you have an enquiry please contact us at diabetesweek@diabetes.org.uk.

Here's what happened in Diabetes Week 2014 

This year the theme for Diabetes Week was i Can. We listened to all of your stories about living with diabetes. We know that diabetes can sometimes feel like an uphill battle – so this year we wanted to hear about all the things that you CAN do, and the challenges you’ve overcome along the way.

When things have got tough, what have been the things you can do to get through it? What will you never let diabetes stop you from doing? Or if you support someone with diabetes, how do you help them along the way?

Catch up on the Diabetes Week 2014 story

For Diabetes Week, we were watching your stories, pictures, videos and more. You can watch the conversation unfold here:

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