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 one of our Diabetes UK local groups from across the region.
Groups in your area
The groups in the Midlands region are all run voluntarily by people living with diabetes. Local groups can offer you local information and support, and the chance to meet other people who live with diabetes. Local groups can also offer you the opportunity to get involved in a range of activities from fundraising for diabetes research to influencing healthcare locally.
Join our online group chats
We have online support groups running in the Midlands right now.
A type 1 diabetes group meets at 7pm every Wednesday and The Funambulists, a type 1 diabetes community group, meets monthly on various Tuesdays at 7pm.
There are type 2 diabetes support groups running on thefirst 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.
A brand new group focusing on gestational diabetes is launching at 7pm on Monday 8 March.
And a new type 2 diabetes under 40s group is launching at 7pm on Thursday March 25.