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Type 1 Events

You’ll know that Type 1 diabetes is not simple. Diabetes UK’s Type 1 Events are designed to make life that little bit easier. They give children, teenagers, adults and families affected by Type 1 the chance to meet up, make friends, share experiences and learn from each other.

All our Type 1 Events are supported by a team of volunteers who are healthcare professionals or have personal experiences of living with diabetes themselves or through family and friends.

Previously known as Care Events, our Type 1 Events have been giving people a safe and fun environment to get to grips with diabetes for over 80 years. We run residential events for children, family weekends and one day events for adults across the UK throughout the year.

Like to go on a Type 1 Event?

If you’re interested in a Type 1 Event, see below for more information on our Type 1 Quest, Type 1 Adventure, Type 1 Experience, Type 1 Weekender and Type 1 Awayday. 

  • Type 1 Quest

    Events for 8-10 year-olds (8-11 year-olds in Northern Ireland). With weekend and week-long events on offer there is sure to be something to suit everyone.

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  • Type 1 Adventure

    Events for 11-15 year-olds (12-17 year-olds in Northern Ireland). 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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  • Type 1 Experience

    Events for 16-18 year-olds. Week-long events offering young adults the chance to become more independent as they transition into adulthood.

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  • Type 1 Weekender

    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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  • Type 1 Awayday

    Events for adults aged 18 and over. Based around you and what you want to know at different stages in your life. With lots of opportunities to ask questions, you can find out what you and others like you want to know from each other and the experts.

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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 Type 1 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.

Volunteer on a Type 1 Event