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Living with Diabetes Days

Living with Diabetes Days: Learn how to live well with Type 2 diabetes

New 2016 dates and locations added: see details further down.

Living with Diabetes Days are free education days held across the UK for people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and those who have little knowledge of how to manage the condition.

The day gives you a perfect opportunity to learn to live well with Type 2 diabetes.

  • Learn how to maintain a healthy diet and become more confident in managing your diabetes day-to-day.
  • Ask diabetes experts your questions and get practical up-to-date information.
  • Meet other people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

We work with local healthcare professionals in the area so people can find out what Type 2 diabetes is, learn about the care they should get, and attend workshops on things like diet, exercise, medication, avoiding complications, travel and driving.

Living with Diabetes Days provide the information and local services people need so they can learn to live well with Type 2 diabetes and feel confident in managing their condition on a day-to-day basis.

Book a place on one of our free Living with Diabetes days at a town or city near you. Search our list below to sign up for an event – places are filling up, so don't delay.


2016 dates




If you can’t see yours listed above, register your interest and we’ll let you know when we're coming to a town near you.


Here’s what previous attendees had to say about their experience of Living with Diabetes Days:

Very informative; I have a better idea of which questions to ask during sessions with GP. Excellent introductory session for those with little knowledge on diabetes.

Danuta, Nottingham

I have been more educated today than I have in 12 years since my diagnosis.

Colin, Perth

Thanks to all, for a very worthwhile, very well presented day of good knowledge on living with diabetes. 

Alan, Newry

A first class day and essential for anyone with Type 2 diabetes.

John, Liverpool

A brilliant day delivered with warmth and friendliness. It was so useful, helpful and well organised. We felt very cared for.

William and Cynthia, Coventry


If you have any questions about our events, email lwdd@diabetes.org.uk

We are pleased to offer Living with Diabetes Days thanks to our National Charity Partnership with Tesco.