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World Diabetes Day 2017

World Diabetes Day falls on 14 November every year. It’s a day when millions of people around the world come together to raise awareness of diabetes, and what it’s really like to live with the condition. It’s a global campaign led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) with activity taking place around the world.

This year we’re sharing the experiences of over 9,000 people who came together this summer to spell out their vision for a better future for people living with diabetes.

Join the fight for a better future

We want to create a world where diabetes can do no harm, and there’s real hope for better treatment, research and understanding of diabetes.

But we can’t get there without you. We want you to add your voice to thousands of others and join our fight for a better future for people living with diabetes.

Help spread the word on Twitter and Facebook on World Diabetes Day. Your voice will help to make better diabetes care, research and understanding a reality.




Tweet, post, share, shout - it's World Diabetes Day

Use social media to join the fight for a better future for people living with diabetes

Remember to use #WorldDiabetesDay



Our Helpline is ready and waiting for you

We know living with diabetes is tough. We know it doesn't give you a day off. We also know how to make life with diabetes a little easier. Our Helpline is staffed by trained counsellors who really understand diabetes. They can provide information about the condition, take time to talk things through and explore emotional, social, psychological or practical difficulties. 

Call: 0345 123 2399*, Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm*


If you're in Scotland:

Call: 0141 212 8710*, Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm*


Find out more about Helpline Scotland

*Calls to 0345 numbers cost no more than calls to geographic (01 and 02) numbers and must be included in inclusive minutes on mobile phones and discount schemes. Calls from landlines are typically charged between 2p and 10p per minute while calls from mobiles typically cost between 10p and 40p per minute. Calls from landlines and mobiles to 0345 numbers are included in free call packages.Calls may be recorded for quality and training purposes.

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