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Online communities

Get involved, support each other

Our online communities let you chat, find support and discuss issues with other supporters, as well as discover more about our campaigns, information and activities.

We want our supporters to be able to talk to us and each other online in an environment that is informative, supportive, engaging and – most importantly – safe.

Our biggest communities can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Find us on Facebook

Follow @DiabetesUK

You’ll also find us on Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Flickr. Please be aware of our social media house rules.


Diabetes UK has a dedicated blog site featuring regular posts from people living with diabetes. Some have diabetes themselves, others have someone in their family who has diabetes. Go to the Diabetes UK blog site.

Diabetes UK Support Forum

Our community forum is a warm and welcoming community with a wealth of knowledge from the everyday to the obscure. Find out more about the Support Forum, join in and register (it's free and takes seconds).


We have worked with a group of young adults with Type 1 diabetes to co-create a YouTube channel of videos about subjects that matter to them, including sport, sex and research. If you would like more information on #Type1uncut and or want to get involved, we'd love to hear from you – please email

Other online communities

There are many online diabetes communities out there that can be a great source of information and support. They include the following, which can be found by following the conversations via these hashtags on Twitter:

We do not run these groups, but we understand how important the support they provide is to people with diabetes.

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