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Bob Swindell, member of the Council of People Living with Diabetes

Bob is one of thirty volunteers who have diabetes or care for someone with the condition who make up the Council of People Living with Diabetes. They act as a sounding board for Diabetes UK’s Trustees and senior staff, and meet four times a year to discuss ongoing and future campaigns, as well as topical issues affecting those with diabetes. The feedback informs the actions of Diabetes UK.


What's the best thing about volunteering at Diabetes UK?

I have met some amazing people and made some great friends; without a doubt this is the best part of volunteering for me. I have also learnt a lot more about the condition, and picked up some great tips for living well with diabetes.

What impact has volunteering had on you or/and your local community?

I feel that volunteering, talking about the condition and chatting to those I meet has made me a lot more confident in how I manage the condition. It has also been amazing to see more people in my community, especially those in my age group, talk more openly about the condition and share what they have learned.

What would you say to something thinking about volunteering with us?

Jump in and give it a try!

Find out more about the Council of People Living with Diabetes.

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