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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

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Eastern Region - Local groups

Diabetes UK Eastern

Adjusting to the knowledge that you or a member of your family has diabetes takes time and it is often helpful to meet other people who live with diabetes and have been through a similar situation. They can offer understanding, help and support at an important time. A good way of finding this help is to join a local support group – one of our Diabetes UK local groups.

Diabetes UK local groups are part of Diabetes UK and are ultimately governed by the charity's board of trustees and their organisation and activities are regulated through a Charter.

Local groups are run by local volunteers. They offer you local information and support, and the chance to meet other people who live with diabetes. They can also offer you the opportunity to get involved in a range of activities including fundraising for diabetes research and other aspects of Diabetes UK's work and services.

Join our online group chats

We have online support groups running in the East of England right now.

Type 1 diabetes group is held at 7pm every Wednesday

Type 2 diabetes support groups running on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7pm and every other Thursday at 7pm.

Chai For Chat, supporting South Asian people living with diabetes, meets every other Monday at 7pm.

For more details on these groups and how to join, contact us

Find your local group

View the full listing of groups in the Eastern region.

If you'd like more information about any of the following groups please email our Volunteer Coordinator David Robinson at, or Group Liaison Officer Kristina Konascuka at

No local group?

If there isn't a local group in your area the Local Groups Team can provide you with help and resources to set one up – please email, remembering to include your full postcode.

Alternatively, you can speak to someone with diabetes through our Peer Support Scheme.


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