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Diabetes in Wales

Living with diabetes in Wales

Over 207,295 people live with diabetes in Wales, equivalent to 1 in 13 people, the highest level of prevalence of any of the UK Nations. The last twenty years have seen a rapid increase in the diagnosis of diabetes; this is due in part to a growing rate of type 2 diabetes diagnoses, with an estimated 65,000 people in Wales living with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. 

How do we help?

We’re here to support you every step of the way, whether you're looking for diabetes information, or just someone to talk to – we are here to help you. From knowing your diabetes risk, to learning to live well with diabetes, we have a wide variety of support available to you. Why not get in touch and see how we can help you today?


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Useful quick links:

  • Call our confidential helpline to talk to our highly trained advisors – they have counselling skills and an extensive knowledge of diabetes.
  • Join over 150,000 people on Learning Zone for advice on what to eat and tips for managing diabetes day-to-day – all completely free and tailored to you 
  • Join our Friends of Diabetes UK Cymru Facebook group to meet others living with diabetes in Wales 
  • Order our diabetes information guides for free on the Diabetes UK Online shop
  • Find out your risk of type 2 diabetes using our online Know Your Risk tool
  • Speak to one of our Befriending volunteers for peer support
  • Join one of our local groups to meet others in your community living with diabetes


You can also catch us out and about in the community at our Live Well Hubs. Our Live Well Hubs are a one stop shop providing information, advice, and support to help improve the health and wellbeing of the community. They provide free lifestyle support for individuals and their families covering, diabetes awareness and resources, mental health, physical activity, weight management, health MOT’s and nutritional advice. Contact for more information.

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