During Diabetes Week 2011 (Sunday 12 to Saturday 18 June), Diabetes UK aims to improve the lives of people with diabetes by raising awareness of the importance of talking about the condition. At the same time, we hope to raise £200,000 to expand our Careline – a vital service providing information and emotional support to anyone affected by diabetes.
Diabetes UK Careline is the only dedicated diabetes helpline in the UK. The confidential helpline is staffed by trained advisors who can provide information on living with diabetes as well as the time to talk things through. Not everyone has a specific query, some just call simply to talk about their concerns or how they’re feeling.
Extended hours for Diabetes Week
Careline Diabetes Week opening hours, Monday 13 to Friday 17 June:
Monday: 9am – 7pmTuesday: 9am - 5pmWednesday: 9am – 7pmThursday: 9am – 7pmFriday: 9am – 7pmThere will also be a one-hour live Twitter chat with a Careline staff member on 14 June from 12.30–13.30 using the hashtag.
On Thursday 16 June there will be a live Careline chat on theDiabetes UK Facebook page, between 12:30 and 13:30.