Children and young people now have the opportunity to get involved in Diabetes UK's campaigning, by joining our new My Voice campaign network. Support will be given to help you lobby local decision makers on issues and challenges faced by young people like you who are affected by diabetes.
What to expect if you join
As a member of My Voice you will receive a free bag containing a badge, stickers and lots of useful information about campaigning. You will also receive regular updates, opportunities and ideas on how to get involved.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for young people with diabetes to get involved and make a real difference, working with us to get the care and respect they are entitled to and deserve," said Raj Johal, Local Campaigns Officer at Diabetes UK.
"We encourage all young people to join My Voice - whether you have diabetes or have a friend with diabetes, why not become a My Voice campaigner."
The My Voice website is now live atwww.diabetes.org.uk/MyVoice.
Young people's lobby of parliament
World Diabetes Day 2008
Diabetes UK is committed to campaign for people affected by the condition.
In November 2008, more than 200 young people travelled to Westminster to lobby their MPs about the support they need to manage their diabetes in school.
The event was a great success, with at least 130 parliamentarians listening to the experiences of children with diabetes from all over England.