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Talk to someone

From 14 March 2016, we are changing the ways that you can get support from other people living with diabetes. Our Talk to Someone telephone and email peer support service, run by volunteers, will no longer be available.


But there are lots of different ways to get in touch with others with diabetes:


Diabetes UK Support Forum

Visit the Diabetes UK Support Forum, our online community where you can share experiences, and get information and advice. The forum is open to everyone with diabetes, whatever type it may be, as well as friends, family and carers.


Local support groups

Meet others in your local community at one of our many local groups all over the UK. They typically meet once a month, and often also take part in many other activities such as fundraising, campaigning and raising awareness.


Care Events

Come along to one of our Care Events. These week-long and weekend events 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. The events run throughout the year all across the UK.


#Type1 Uncut

Take a look at our #Type1Uncut videos on YouTube, made by young adults with Type 1 diabetes on a wide range of different topics. Find out more about #Type1 Uncut.



For more information or to talk about diabetes with one of the Diabetes UK team, call our Careline on *0345 123 2399, email careline@diabetes.org.uk. We are open 9am-7pm Monday-Friday.

*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.