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What we do

What we do

As the UK’s leading diabetes charity, it’s our job to tackle the diabetes crisis. We’re here to prevent Type 2 diabetes, campaign for and support everyone affected by diabetes, and fund research that will one day lead us to a cure.

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We are fighting for a world where diabetes can do no harm. Diabetes is a serious and often hidden condition, so without access to crucial information and support people experience life-changing and potentially fatal complications. 

All our work is made possible thanks to our supporters who offer their time, their donations and fundraising to help us find reach a world where diabetes can do no harm.

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Put diabetes at the top of the political agenda

4.7 million people are living with diabetes in the UK. We fight to get everyone the care they need wherever they live – including diabetes tech free on prescription.
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Support or advise anyone affected by diabetes

People can chat to a counsellor on our helpline, use our online forum, join a local diabetes support group, and if facing discrimination use our advocacy service.
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Research a better future for people with diabetes

We made possible the discovery of the first insulin pen and the recent huge steps in putting Type 2 diabetes into remission.
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Work with communities at high risk of Type 2 diabetes

Reach people from ethnic minorities in different settings so they know more about the condition and how to prevent it.
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Keep healthcare professionals up-to-date to improve care

Offer advice and information on best practice, latest treatments, medical alerts and research findings.
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Work with the NHS to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes

12.3 million people are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. We've helped create a national programme for high risk patients to help them lose weight and become more active.
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Facts and stats about diabetes

More people have diabetes than ever before. Get all the latest information.
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Find out more about us

Find out who we are, what else we do, how you can help and our history.
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Our impact this year

Find out about the amazing things we've done throughout 2018 to help achieve our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.
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