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What are Diabetes UK Care Events?

They are a unique opportunity for children, young people, adults and families affected by Type 1 diabetes to meet others, share similar experiences and learn from each other. They will be well supported by our team of volunteers, which are either healthcare professionals or have personal experiences of living with diabetes, either themselves or through family and friends.

The events run throughout the year, all across the UK and are aimed at children, young people, adults and families living with Type 1 diabetes. There is a programme of summer and autumn residential events for children, family weekends and one day events for adults.

Over 65 years of running these events has shown us the benefits from sharing and learning in a relaxed and safe environment. Anyone, from newly diagnosed to those living with diabetes for years, come away from the events having learnt something, made friends and quite often feeling more positive about living with Type 1 diabetes.

Our 2016 applications are now live

Please visit our Children's, Young People's, Adult and Family pages to find out more and apply.

  • Children's Events

    With weekend and week-long events on offer there is sure to be something to suit everyone.

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  • Young People's Events

    Weekend and week-long events offer young people the chance to meet others like them, share experiences and stories and make life-long friends.

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  • Adult Events

    Events based around you, and what you want to know at different stages in your life. With lots of opportunities to ask questions in age-specific groups, you can find out what you and others like you want to know from the experts.

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  • Family Events

    Events for the whole family to get together, learn something new, have fun and make friends. With a tailored programme for parents, siblings and children with diabetes, these are events for the whole family to enjoy.

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Events team by email at eventsteam@diabetes.org.uk, or telephone 0345 123 2399* and ask for the Events team.

We look forward to seeing you on a Care Event soon.

*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.