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Looking for support? Here's how we can help

Whether you are looking to join one of our local groups and have a chat over a cup of tea, read printed leaflets with the latest information or phone our helpline, there are many ways in which we can support you with your diabetes.

We support people across the South West who are affected by diabetes, whether you or someone you know has been recently diagnosed, or if you have been living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes for a long time, or if you are a healthcare professional.

Here are some of the ways that we can help:

Our local groups

We have different types of groups across our region run by our volunteers:

Adult groups

Our adult groups help support people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Many groups run meetings where you can find out the latest information in a social and friendly environment. Some groups also have a Facebook page where you join an online community to chat and share experiences with others.

Go to our Listing of Local Groups page to find your nearest one.

You can also volunteer with our local groups and get involved with a range of activities from fundraising to organising events.

Children and families groups

Being diagnosed and living with diabetes at an early age can feel daunting and confusing. Our children and families groups provide face to face support, organising events where parents and children meet up, have fun and find out the latest information.

Go to our Listing of Local Groups page to find your nearest one.

You can also volunteer with our local children's and families' groups. For more information, please phone or email our South West team at


As well as lots of great information on our guide to diabetes we have a range of printed materials about living with diabetes that you may find useful. If you want us to send these out to you then please email or phone the South West team.

Talk to someone

You can contact our helpline service on 0345 123 2399 for advice and support. We have advisors with counselling skills and an extensive knowledge of diabetes. It’s the cost of a local call and the service is available between 9am and 7pm on Monday to Friday.

Contact the South West Office

Phone: 01823 448 260


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