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Diabetes is Serious – England

We’re calling on MPs and the government to commit to take action to ensure everyone living with diabetes gets the care and support they need to live well and to stop the rise in type 2 diabetes. 

What are we calling for?

Diabetes is serious, yet people living with diabetes are struggling to access the care they need.   

Despite the tireless efforts of the NHS, too many people living with diabetes are still missing out on the vital health checks they need, putting them at risk of serious complications. Everyone with diabetes should have access to the regular health checks, technology, and emotional and psychological support to help them lead longer, healthier lives. 

We also need action to ensure everyone can access an affordable, healthy diet, and that the millions of people at high risk of type 2 diabetes get the support they need to reduce their risk.     

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How can I support this campaign? 

We’ve got lots planned in the coming months to raise awareness with MPs and the UK governments. Diabetes is serious. But together, we are too.    

Sign-up for updates so you can keep in touch with the campaign and all the different ways you can get involved.  

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Getting the voices of people with diabetes heard 

In May 2024 we published a new report on the impact and prevalence of type 2 diabetes in children and adults under 40. Our Campaign Champions joined us to launch the report at a parliamentary reception in Westminster where they shared their own experiences  with MPs and other decisions makers.

Read Paul's story 

Read Sarah's story

In recent years, to demonstrate some of the different challenges our community has faced, we have taken your  messages and artwork to Parliament to show MPs what it’s really like for you to live with diabetes day in, day out.  

This includes our giant scrapbook:

View the scrapbook

And our art exhibition:

View the artwork 

How can I get support?

Get more information and support on all the issues raised in this campaign. 

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