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Improving diabetes care in Waltham Forest

Volunteers Aicha and Divya outside Waltham Forest Town Hall

Do you live in the London Borough of Waltham Forest? We're here to help you get better diabetes care through campaigning, information, events and more.

Waltham Forest's Diabetes UK Local Group

​​Find their web page here and you can join the group's WhatsApp chat by emailing the group lead Martin Garner at

Dates for your diary

Tuesday, 9 April 2024, 6-9pmThe Firs Medical Centre, 26 Stephenson Road, London E17 7JTThe Leyton Orient Trust will be hosting the first meeting of their type 2 diabetes support group

Monday, 20 May - Sunday, 26 May 2024

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week

Across Waltham ForestStaff and volunteers from Diabetes UK will be hosting information stalls. Locations and timings TBC.
Wednesday, 5 June 2024Location TBC

Interested in volunteering? Join us for a Volunteer Discovery Day to learn more about what you can do to help people living with diabetes in your area. Details of the day TBC.

Please register your interest by emailing

Wednesday, 12 June 2024South Chingford Congregational Church, 161 Chingford Mount Road, London, E4 8LT

Diabetes UK will be hosting a type 2 diabetes awareness event. Details TBC.

To register your interest please email

Previous Event: Living with Diabetes Day 2023

To mark World Diabetes Day 2023, members of the South East Coast and London team were in Waltham Forest to host a ‘Living with Diabetes Day’ awareness event at Leyton Orient Football Club.

Learn more about the day.

Partners and Local Organisations

We work with partners and organisations who are as passionate about the residents of Waltham Forest as we are. Our partners include:

  • Leyton Orient Trust (see video below)
  • Waltham Forest Islamic Association
  • Blossom Place – The community place where everyone belongs, enabling everyone to blossom.
  • PL84U AL-SUFFA foodbank
  • Beezee Bodies - Award-Winning Weight Loss and Behaviour Change Programmes

Other useful information

  • Access our library of our online talks, covering topics such as Your Feet and Diabetes, Busting Diabetes Myths in South Asian Communities and What to do when diabetes gets you downFind information on our online talks.

    Our recent visit to Brisbane Road - Home of Leyton Orient FC


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