Diabetes support- helpine 03451232399/ helpline@diabetes.org.uk

  • Available to call Monday-Friday, 9am to 6pm
  • Trained advisors offer confidential support and advice and will take the time to talk things through.
  • If you wish to speak to an advisor in another language. You can leave your name, number, preferred language and an interpreter will call back.
  • You can also use the Diabetes forum to gain and share knowladge with others Diabetes UK

They are unable to provide medical advice but will sign post you to the correct service.

Family events 


  • The youth and family event team provides support to children and young adults with type 1, as well as their families.
  • Events run through the year and include family weekenders (for parents and children) and summer camps for children aged 11-15.

If you would like to find out more about events near you please use the email address above.


Local support groups

Find a team near you | Diabetes UK Volunteering

  • Find support through one of our local diabetes groups.
  • Volunteerled groups offer peer support and advice
  • Meet others, share expriences and pick up information
  • Contact your nearest local group through our website or call the helpline on 03451232399 to find out more.