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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

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Type 1 Events

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we've cancelled our first two events of 2020.

We will contact you when we have more information, so you can still register your interest. You can also apply to volunteer at a future event. 

In the meantime, if you have any questions please email

While our face-to-face events are on hold, we’re running online Q&A sessions for parents and carers of children living with type 1 diabetes. Read more about these below.

Book a Family Weekender

Book a place for you and your family on a Family Weekender

Our fun weekends away are a chance to learn more about diabetes and meet other families.
Become a volunteer on a type 1 diabetes family event

Are you interested in volunteering at Type 1 Events?

Discover how you can help young people with diabetes and change lives.
Diabetes UK Type 1 Events

Are you a healthcare professional?

Find out about the benefits of volunteering and what's involved.

Type 1 Event Q&A Panel Sessions

Join us to hear the personal experiences of our panellists – volunteers living with type 1 diabetes. You’ll be able to ask them any questions you have about what it’s like to grow up and live with diabetes. Each 90 minute session will cover one or two topics. Our volunteers are very open and happy to share their personal experiences. The session is free of charge and is aimed at supporting you - parents and carers - rather than your children, or adults with type 1. 

The next sessions are:

Newly diagnosed - what happens when type 1 diabetes joins your family?
Tuesday, 18 August 7-8.30pm

Becoming independent with type 1 diabetes
Monday, 21 September 7-8.30pm

Please sign up to the session(s) you want to attend by completing our online form. If you’re unable to attend any of these sessions, you can still complete the form so we can let you know when more sessions and topics are announced. 

After you’ve signed up, you’ll be sent a link and a password to access the session via Zoom. You can use this on your smart phone, or on a computer/laptop if it has speakers. You won’t be able to use your microphone or camera, but you’ll be able to ask us questions during the panel through the Q&A function. If you don’t have access to an internet connection, we’ll provide you with a phone number for you to dial in to listen the call. 

Type 1 diabetes Family Weekenders

Interested in hearing about future dates and locations?

We're planning new Family Weekenders. Sign up for updates, and we'll let you know about future events coming up.

Sign up for updates on our events

We’re expanding our new programme and working on an event for children and young people to come on their own. We want to make this a successful and safe experience to remember. We’ll update you with our exciting event when it’s ready or fill in our form and we'll let you know what's happening.



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