Diabetes Scotland celebrates its 25th Anniversary year from May 2018.
Our 25th Anniversary year, which starts this month, is a chance for us to reflect on our past achievements, reaffirm our purpose, and focus on future goals.
It’s also an opportunity to renew our relationships with volunteers, fundraisers, family groups, researchers and health professionals and to thank them for their support.
Angela Mitchell, National Director of Diabetes Scotland, says:
"Among the highlights of our celebratory year will be the Volunteers Conference and Inspire Awards on 23 June; a 25th Anniversary edition of Connect magazine for volunteers; and an exhibition of 25 intimate portraits, ‘Facing Up to Diabetes’, showing the courage and perseverance of people living with the condition in Scotland and the variety of those affected.
Our role has always been to raise awareness, improve care and provide help, support and information for people with diabetes. And with over 290,000 people in Scotland now living with this serious condition, the work of Diabetes Scotland has never been more in demand.
In our anniversary year, our priorities are: improvements in diabetes service delivery; more support and understanding at work and school; greater investment in diabetes research; better prevention of Type 2 diabetes; and better access to technology and treatments.
We want to give people with diabetes hope for the future and we will continue to work with our many partners towards a world where diabetes can do no harm."