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Annual Report 2016



Welcome to our 2016 Annual Report

More people than ever – 4.5 million people – are living with diabetes in the UK. Another 11.9 million people are at increased risk of Type 2 diabetes.

As the UK’s largest charity for people with diabetes, we have a responsibility to support and overcome the challenges such big numbers bring. Our 2016 report sets out how we are doing just that.

You’ll read about how we’re making sure more people know how we can support them to live well with their diabetes. And how we shared a 100 tips about living with diabetes with 120,000 people with diabetes, the vast majority new to us.

You’ll also read how we’re using the passion, knowledge and determination of our supporters, both new and old, to tackle the diabetes crisis together. We’re doing it with campaigners like Pat, who after experiencing an amputation, was adamant that care needed to get better. She joined our fight for better footcare and is already benefitting from the improvements which have been made in her home town.

We’re doing it with our 1,500 swimmers who raised more than £215,000 for us as they conquered the distance of the English Channel in their local pool for Swim22.

And we’re doing it thanks to our volunteers giving up more than 100,000 hours of their time. Some of them helping children get to grips with Type 1 diabetes, others helping people find out their risk of Type 2 diabetes. All make our work possible.

Our 2016 annual report shows just what a difference we can make because of your support. We hope you feel inspired to continue your support, so, together, we can take our next steps towards a world where diabetes can do no harm.

View the full report (PDF, 4MB)

Thank you

We’d like to give our particular thanks to the following corporate, trust, statutory and individual supporters who have given a significant contribution or gift in kind in 2016:

  • Kip and Alison Bertram
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Boots Retail Ireland Limited
  • Boots UK Limited
  • Bunzl Plc
  • Bupa
  • Champneys Charitable Foundation
  • The John Coates Charitable Trust
  • Eli Lilly and Company Limited
  • The Eveson Charitable Trust
  • Fidelity UK
  • Simon Gibson Charitable Trust
  • Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund
  • Kirklees Council
  • Mo Latham
  • Miss E M Lidbury Charitable Foundation 
  • Nick Mahoney
  • NHS Bradford City CCG
  • NHS Digital
  • NHS England
  • NHS Nottingham City CCG
  • NHS Southwark CCG
  • NHS Waltham Forest CCG
  • Novo Nordisk Ltd
  • Public Health England
  • Edwin George Robinson Charitable Trust
  • Rontec Roadside Retail
  • The Eranda Rothschild Foundation
  • Sanofi UK
  • Martin and Marianna Sheppard
  • Miss M J M Smith Trust
  • Takeda UK Limited
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • David and Christine Thorp
  • Voluntary Action Fund
  • The Foster Wood Foundation
  • The Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust
  • The Elizabeth and Prince Zaiger Trust
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