Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK Diabetes UK
Central Office
Macleod House,
10 Parkway,

Tel.: 020 7424 1000

Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.

They work for people with diabetes, their carers, family and friends. Representing the interests of all people with diabetes by lobbying the government for better standards of care and the best quality of life.

Diabetes is a common life-long health condition. There are 2.8 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and an estimated 850,000 people who have the condition but don't know it.

Diabetes UK provides practical support and information and safety-net services to help people manage their diabetes.

Amongst many other services it provides Diabetes UK organises information weekends for families where one of their children has recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. These events provide tremendous help for the child with the newly diagnosed condition and the whole family to manage and live active lives with that condition.

Diabetes UK has over 65 years' experience of running events, and is firmly committed to providing the very highest standards of diabetes care and education, expert tuition and uncompromising safety.

Charity Commission
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How Frustrated Communication found Diabetes UK -

Our trustee, David's, mother died as a result of the effects of Diabetes.

How Frustrated Communication has helped:

Each year from 2009 we have provided funds towards various family weekend events around the UK. These events help the children recently diagnosed with diabetes to manage and live with their condition.

Feedback on the resources provided by Frustrated Communication:

Sam Martin from Diabetes UK kindly provided the following feedback from the weekends we support:

Comments from children:

"I thought the weekend was fantastic";

"It was brilliant, can't wait to go again";

"It was good to have time at the end to talk about good and bad side of diabetes";

"Thank you for letting me have such fun at the frontier centre - I want to come again so I can come back to be a volunteer when I am older".

Comments from parents:

"Thank you for a great weekend, this is such a great opportunity for my son to gain confidence in managing his own diabetes. I was impressed at how well he did this, he has really moved on since his last did a holiday with you two years ago".

"This was a very positive experience for the whole family. We were confident to leave him in the care of staff".