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Diabetes Scotland Campaigns


Campaigning for change

Diabetes Scotland campaigns to make sure diabetes is kept high on the political agenda. We lobby for improvements and raise awareness of diabetes and issues which affect people living with the condition through activity in the Scottish Parliament.

Scottish Parliament elections 2021

Scottish Parliament elections are just around the corner. And now is the time to make sure that everyone representing us in the next Parliament knows how important diabetes is – and stands up for people living with diabetes when it matters most.

If you can, we’re asking you to get in touch with your election candidates with a simple message:

There are 312,000 people in Scotland living with diabetes and I need you to stand up for what matters to them. 

With their support, we can achieve a fairer Scotland where everyone with diabetes can access the care and support they need to live healthy and happy lives. From access to diabetes technology to improved access and provision of emotional, psychological, and mental health support.

Please take our short action and let’s make sure we reach all of our parliamentary candidates today:

Contact my candidates now

More opportunities

Our Diabetes Voices page lists many opportunities for you to make your voice heard.

We also act as the secretariat to the Diabetes Cross-Party Group, which is open to everyone. Feel free to come along and share your experiences of living with diabetes.

National standard for diabetes care that includes emotional support 

As part of a UK wide campaign, we're calling for emotional support to be part of routine diabetes care in Scotland. Find out our recommendations and examples of best practice in Scotland on our campaign page.

Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention Coalition

We have partnered with charities across Scotland to campaign for public health interventions to support people to live healthier lives.  We want to reduce the incidence on non-communicable diseases including type 2 diabetes, cancer, stroke and heart disease. 

Read about the campaign

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