On Thursday 12 December, you can choose your next Member of Parliament in another UK General Election. While a lot seems uncertain, we can’t lose focus on what we want – a world where diabetes can do no harm.
With 1 in 15 people in the UK living with diabetes, and with this number on the rise, we are urgently calling for better care and treatments for people with diabetes. Our environment is also fuelling a rise in obesity and, in turn, Type 2 diabetes. So we need to urge the government to help create a healthier environment to halt the increase of Type 2 diabetes.
But diabetes isn’t just about numbers – it is something people live with every day. This is a good time to remind candidates of that.
It's time for action
We‘re calling on the next parliament to:
- recognise the emotional impact of diabetes
- ensure fair access to diabetes technologies
- fight the rise in Type 2 diabetes.
These three changes will reduce the harm diabetes does. You've told us these changes matter to you and we know how we can achieve these aims. We just need your support.
What you can do
We're asking you to tell your candidates about why diabetes matters to you and ask candidates to share why it matters to them in return: