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Diabetes Week

Diabetes Week is an annual highlight in the Diabetes UK calendar. It’s a time when we bring our supporters together to raise awareness of the condition, and vital funds for our work. 

Diabetes Week 2017

Sunday 11 June to Saturday 17 June 2017

Know diabetes, fight diabetes. Diabetes Week 2017

The theme for Diabetes Week 2017 is Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes. 

The simple fact is, diabetes is serious. There are currently 4.5 million people in the UK living with the condition, and 11.9 million more at increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. 

Today, 65 people will die early from the condition and hundreds more will face life-changing complications that could have been avoided or delayed if they'd had the right knowledge and support to manage their condition. Some of you have that, and are already doing everything you can to manage your diabetes well. 

But this isn't true for everyone and it's our job to change that. Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Together, we can make that a reality. 

Know Diabetes 

We know that the right knowledge has the power to transform lives. Knowledge gained from the experience of people living with diabetes, knowledge gained from research discoveries, knowledge from the people working with diabetes every day. This Diabetes Week, we want to hear how you learned more about your condition, to inspire others to do the same.

Fight Diabetes

We know that we have a long way to go before we reach a world where diabetes can do no harm. So we are fighting for change. We are fighting the injustice that is the lottery in how diabetes care and support is delivered. We are fighting the challenge for equal access to new technologies in diabetes management, and we are fighting against the daily stigma and discrimination that comes from a lack of understanding of the condition. This Diabetes Week, tell us how you fight diabetes.

Save the date so you can get involved, support, donate and raise awareness. You’ll also be able join the conversations on Twitter and Facebook using #diabetesweek

We’ll also be creating online graphics and posters for you to download so that you can support our campaign. Please check back soon for details.

If you have any questions about Diabetes Week, contact us at diabetesweek@diabetes.org.uk.