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Diabetes UK Eastern - About us

Diabetes UK Eastern is made up of a team of staff plus networks of volunteers, local and community groups. We work at a local and regional level to support people affected by diabetes across: 

  • Essex
  • Suffolk
  • Norfolk
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Hertfordshire
  • Bedfordshire

In this region, which has a population of around 5 million people, more than 306,000 people have been diagnosed with diabetes and there are many other people unaware they are living with Type 2 diabetes. We work closely with key decision makers in the Eastern region to ensure diabetes is at the top of the local health agenda. These includes the19 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG), NHS & Public Health England for the Eastern Region, and hundreds of Healthcare Professionals (HCPs).

Collaborative work with our network ofDiabetes UK local groupsand amazing volunteers has enabled us as a region to deliver many successes in the vital areas of improving care, raising awareness and fundraising.

Improving healthcare

  • Campaign for improvements in healthcare for people with diabetes.
  • Encourage and support people with diabetes to have a say in their care.
  • Work with local health service providers to promote high standards in services and care for all people with diabetes.

Supporting people living with diabetes

  • Work with and support the network of Diabetes UK local groups throughout the region to support and empower people living with diabetes.

Working with healthcare professionals

  • Work closely with HCPs across the region to ensure diabetes is at the top of the health agenda.
  • Attend educational events for healthcare professionals.
  • Work to continually improve diabetes services.

Raising awareness

  • Raise awareness of diabetes and Diabetes UK in all communities.
  • Provide information about all aspects of diabetes and what care to expect.

Raising money

  • Raise funds to improve the lives of people with diabetes by running fundraising events and working with local companies and organisations.
  • Proud to support many fundraising activities across the East of England including school events, walks and bike rides.

Working with others

  • Provide local information and guidance for people with diabetes and their carers, healthcare professionals, government agencies and everyone with an interest in diabetes.
  • Work with other organisations to encourage people with diabetes to have their say.
  • Encourage and support volunteers who are active in the region, and providing training on a range of subjects.
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