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Our story of 2017 - annual report

Thank you. Without your donations, time and support, we wouldn’t have been able to achieve even a fraction of what we have.

Here’s six people who’ve helped bring our story to life this year.

For our full story of 2017, download the report (PDF, 7.07MB)

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Isobel took part in our DiRECT research trial and it changed her life.


Find out more about DiRECT



Candy got involved in our Future of Diabetes project.


Read more on what we've learnt



Natalie and her family got active thanks to Beat the Street.


Read about our Type 2 prevention work




Zahoor has found our new Learning Zone helpful in raising his knowledge about his diabetes.


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Colin wasn’t getting the support he needed. He found our brilliant diabetes community on our forum and now supports us in our campaigns.


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The Foyle Group won our Inspire Awards for bringing the Derry/Londonderry community together with their support group.


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Our total income this year was £40.6 million.

  • £33.5m from donations and legacies
  • £4.5m from other trading activities
  • £0.2m from investments
  • And £2.4m was from charitable activities to meet our charitable objectives. This includes our professional conferences, our work with the NHS, Type 1 Events programme and publications.


Our expenditure in 2017 was £38.9 million. It was split across our strategy areas as follows, including:

  • £9.5 spent on raising funds
  • £7.3m on research
  • £7.0m on managing diabetes
  • £7.1m on transforming care
  • £3.7m on prevention of Type 2
  • And £4.3m on understanding and support.
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