Our Council of People Living with Diabetes (CPD) is an advisory group of up to 30 volunteers with experience of living with diabetes or caring for someone with the condition. It plays a major part in helping us with new ideas, services and the top priorities for people living with diabetes.
Members have a wide experience of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes or have experience of caring for a child with diabetes and come from across the UK. We try to ensure an appropriate balance of men and women, younger people and members from black and minority ethnic communities.
Members’ views have provided us with valuable insight into our overall strategy as well as giving us feedback on some of our specific products such as our Type 1 Bag (a support pack for families received in their paediatric unit at the point of their child’s diagnosis).
Meetings of CPD usually take place around four times a year at our London offices with email correspondence from time to time outside meetings.
Hugely positive experience
One CPD member said “"Being part of CPD has been a hugely positive experience. I’ve had the opportunity to meet other people with diabetes from all parts of the UK as well as having had the chance to feed in my views on a number of different campaigns and pieces of work that Diabetes UK is doing”.
We are very grateful for the time and effort that members put into supporting our work.