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Your donation today means that we can be there for people when they are first diagnosed with diabetes and beyond.

We can empower people living with diabetes to live long and healthy lives, but we can only do this with your support. 

Please give a donation today and be there – right from the start.

£15 could enable us to fund more research to improve diagnosis.
£20 could help more people reduce their risk of being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. 
£50 could mean that we can be there at diagnosis with the care and support people need to live well.
Sarah Gibbs

Sarah, Diabetes UK volunteer

Sarah is living with Type 2 diabetes and she runs a group in Wales for people living with and affected by diabetes. Your donation means we can support Sarah to make a life changing difference to people in her local community. 

A receptionist told me by mistake, days before I could see a doctor. I hit the internet and read every horror story you can find. I thought I was going to go blind, or lose my legs. I was petrified. When I saw my doctor, I wasn't given any information at all - no leaflets, no advice, nothing

"I floundered for six months until I went on a Diabetes UK event that honestly changed my life. I run a group, because Diabetes UK has such a massive impact on people, through campaigning, research and support, and I want people who are newly diagnosed to benefit from it all." Sarah

Please give today and help more people manage their diabetes well right from the start.

Donna, Olivia and Adam

Donna, Olivia's mum

Donna's daughter, Olivia, is living with Type 1 diabetes. A donation from you today means that you can be there to help families like Donna's, and give children like Olivia a happy childhood.

“Olivia was diagnosed completely by chance, when I took her to the doctor with a bad virus. I told the nurse that Olivia had guzzled loads of water at bedtime, so she did a urine sample and a finger prick test. We were admitted to hospital straight away. I was well and truly devastated."

“We’ve learned so much at a Diabetes UK Type 1 Family Weekender and received fantastic advice from their Care in School Helpline and information packs. I often visit the website for tips and advice and spend a lot of time on the forum. We don’t let Type 1 stop Olivia from doing anything." Donna

Your support today means we can help mum's like Donna give their children the best start in life.

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Emily stood on steps with her partner

Emily, Living with Type 1 diabetes

Emily is living with Type 1 diabetes. Managing her diabetes was a big challenge when she was first diagnosed. Gifts like yours help more people like Emily to live a healthy and happy life.

“I felt so apprehensive when I was first diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Injecting myself was really scary at first and I kept waking in the middle of the night worried I hadn’t done the previous night’s injection, or that I had eaten too much sugar for dinner. It was tricky to understand how my body reacted to insulin."

“It seemed like everyone recommended Diabetes UK, including the hospital team. I’m immensely grateful for the help and support they gave me when I’d just been diagnosed. It’s good to know they’re pushing for new technologies, funding research to improve diagnosis and offering support to those newly diagnosed.” Emily

No one should have to face diabetes diagnosis alone. Please donate today.

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