Family weekends

Who are they for?

Diabetes UK Type 1 Weekenders are for children with diabetes and their families – mums, dads, brothers, sisters and grandparents. The weekends help you understand diabetes and meet other children and families for friendship and support.

What will we get up to?

Parents go to discussion groups while the children enjoy some fun activities, an exciting trip out and some sessions learning about diabetes.

Can I afford it?

The cost of the weekend includes all activities, hotel accommodation, trips out, food and snacks. The only things not included are your travel costs to and from the hotel venue and any spending money you take. 

Sign me up!

Type 1 Weekenders take place across the UK between April and November – the dates, locations, prices and application forms are on the main Diabetes UK website and the new ones come out each January.

Any other questions?

Get your mum, dad or carer to call 0345 123 2399 or email the Events team at

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