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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

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Local groups - Diabetes Scotland

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 Diabetes Scotland local group.

The local groups in Scotland are all run by volunteers who are living with diabetes. Offering information, support and the chance to meet other people who live with diabetes local groups can also provide opportunity to get involved in a range of activities from fundraising for diabetes research to influencing healthcare locally.

All groups welcome new members - if you'd like more information about local groups in Scotland please email We also have family groups, which support children with diabetes and their parents.

Find your local group

View the full listing of groups in Scotland.

No local group?

If there isn't a local group in your area the Volunteer Team can provide you with help and resources to set one up - please send an email, including your full postcode, to

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