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Once you’ve contacted us, we will be in touch within five working days to respond to your enquiry.
How we help
We help people with diabetes on a wide range of issues in connection with their diabetes. We also help friends, family and carers acting on behalf of people with diabetes.
If you have a question about your rights or think that you’ve been treated unfairly, we can help. Some examples of how we do this are:
- Helping you to get your driving licence back.
- Writing to your employer about your rights at work.
- Talking through your options if you’ve had your diabetes equipment or treatment taken away on a night out.
If your question is about a child with Type 1 diabetes and their rights at school, our Care in School Helpline can give you the information and support you need to make sure that your child is happy and healthy at school.
You can download more detailed information on a range of different topics, which explain your rights and the options available:
We are not able to offer
- Legal advice or legal advocacy.
- Accompanying to meetings.
- Detailed benefit advice.
- Specific medical advice relating to your diabetes.
But we will refer you on to the relevant agencies that can help.
If you'd rather send us a letter, you can write to us:
Diabetes UK Advocacy Service
*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.