Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Advice for people with diabetes and their families

15 January 2021

In partnership with the type 1 diabetes charity, JDRF, we’ve called on the government to immediately add some people with diabetes to the shielding list. 

We’ve looked at all the available evidence in order to make this call. Coronavirus cases in the UK are currently extremely high and are rising quickly.

15 January 2021

A school in Neath, Port Talbot has won an award for providing great care to children and young people with type 1 diabetes.

Melin Primary School was awarded the Diabetes UK ‘Good Diabetes Care in School Award 2020’. It was chosen because of the support it provides to pupils with the condition, the help it offers to manage their diabetes safely, and the care it takes to include them in all school activities.

15 January 2021

Updated 15 January: We recently updated this page with new information about our new call to government for some people with diabetes to be added to the shielding list.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and diabetes updates

14 January 2021

Updated 14 January: We now know more detail about the people with diabetes who have died from coronavirus in hospitals in England, between March and May 2020. We’ve broken down the new data for you here.

A study from NHS England revealed that one in three people (33.2%) who have died in hospital in England following a diagnosis of coronavirus a

13 January 2021

Our partnership with the NHS and JDRF has helped to boost the uptake of flu jabs this winter.

The team in London region has been working in partnership with NHS England, NHS Improvement – London Region and JDRF to encourage people with diabetes to get the flu jab.

08 January 2021

A primary school teacher is running from his hometown of Bramcote to Dunkirk to raise money for Diabetes UK and raise awareness and understanding of type 1 diabetes.

Father-of-four Andy Granville (pictured) is taking on the 288-mile gruelling challenge in April. He was inspired by his youngest daughter Esmé, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2019 aged just four years old.

07 January 2021

Updated 07 January: This page is up to date but we will continue updating it regularly as we find out more information about the vaccines.

If you have diabetes, we strongly encourage you to get the coronavirus vaccine and take whichever vaccine you're offered. This is because people with diabetes are vulnerable to developing a severe illness if they do get

22 December 2020

2020 probably isn’t a year many of us will look back over fondly, but this year has truly highlighted the power of science and the incredible, life-saving breakthroughs it can bring.

Despite the challenges this year has brought, Diabetes UK-funded scientists and diabetes researchers across the globe have been making some incredible things happen. Here’s a look back at some of 2020’s research highlights.

14 December 2020

From getting the coronavirus vaccine to exploring the research on vitamin D supplements, we look at what people with diabetes can do to reduce their risk of becoming seriously ill from coronavirus.

14 December 2020

Although diabetes can affect how well your immune system works, there’s no evidence to suggest you’re more likely to catch coronavirus if you have the condition.

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