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Join our membership for just £3 a month to get the latest expert information on diabetes from our team of specialist nurses, dietitians and experts. 

We're here for you every step of the way with advice on food, technology and getting active. Plus, your support will change the future of diabetes by helping to fund research that will one day lead to a cure. Join over 80,000 others and become a member today. Together, we'll achieve our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

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For just £3 a month you'll receive: 


Balance magazine (PDF, 6.4MB)

Get exclusive recipes, campaign updates and exercise tips along with your stories and member-only giveaways delivered right to your door.

Welcome pack (PDF, 4MB)

Full of support to help you get the most from your membership. Includes a taster edition of Balance, our quarterly membership magazine, plus expert information, tailored to your needs.

15% off voucher

To spend in our online shop, plus regular discounts on our products, and with selected partners

Exclusive monthly email (PDF, 965KB)

You'll be the first to receive our breaking news, important research updates and the latest recipes, straight to your inbox.


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How do I join membership? 

Your membership helps fund research to improve the lives of people living with diabetes today and in the future. It costs just £3 a month, or £36 a year. 

Sarah Gibbs



Through membership I have access to Balance, I have information and support, and I feel part of a community

Sarah - Diabetes UK member


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Membership frequently asked questions

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Who can join?

We offer membership to those aged 18 and over. If you are under 18 and wish to become a member please ask a parent or guardian to join on your behalf.

Can I sign-up over the phone or by post?

Yes, just call us on 0345 123 2399. 

Can I buy membership for someone as a gift?

Unfortunately, we don't offer gift memberships at the moment. 

If I live abroad, can I join? Will I get all the member benefits?

People living outside the UK are welcome to join. We'll still send you a welcome pack and copies of Balance magazine, but they might take a little longer to arrive. Unfortunately you can't join online with an address outside the UK, if you're resident abroad and want to join please give us a ring on 0345 123 2399

I work with people affected by diabetes, can I join?

Diabetes professionals are very welcome to join us, but you might want to join our professional membership instead. 

Can I gift-aid my membership?

Yes, please let us know if you would like to gift-aid your membership by ticking the box on the join form. Gift-aiding your membership means that for every £1 yiu give we can claim an additional 25p from HM Revenue & Customs at no extra cost to you. 

Can I join as a life member?

Unfortunately, we no longer offer life memberships. 

How long will it take for my welcome pack to arrive once I've joined?

We will send out your welcome pack as quickly as we can. We usually advise that it might take up to 21 working days to arrive but while services are disrupted due to the pandemic things may take a little longer. If you're worried your pack has got lost in the post please contact us on 0345 123 2399. 

Is there a member-only section of the website?

We don't have a member-only section of the website at the moment. 

How do I renew my membership?

When it's time to renew your membership, we'll write to you and let you know how to renew. If you pay by Direct Debit you don't need to do anything unless you want to change your details or cancel your membership. 

Can I renew my membership online?

Unfortunately, it's not possible yet, but recently members have been in touch to ask about renewing online so we're looking into it at the moment. 

Where can I find my membership number?

Just give us a ring on 0345 123 2399

What will you do with my personal information?

You can find out how we use your data in our privacy policy.

How do I cancel my membership?

You can cancel at any time by calling us on 0345 123 2399, emailing us on or writing to us at Supporter Care, Diabetes UK, Wells Lawrence House, 126 Back Church Lane, London, E1 1FH. 

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