Diabetes Awareness Week

Diabetes Week is an annual highlight in the Diabetes UK calendar. It’s a time when they bring supporters together to raise awareness of the condition, and vital funds for our work.

Just about everyone has heard about diabetes, and with 3.5 million people diagnosed in the UK and a further 549,000 who have the condition but don't yet know it, most of us know a friend or family member living with diabetes. Yet, it’s still hugely misunderstood, and there are so many myths and misconceptions out there that this year, the theme is "Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes". While a lot of people have a good understanding of diabetes and how to manage it, many others aren’t getting the right help and support to look after their diabetes.

There are lots of ways to support Diabetes Week...

  • You could create a blog or v-log about your own experiences and knowledge to share during Diabetes Week.
  • If you're a member of a Diabetes UK local group, you can find more materials on the Portal.

For information, visit the official Diabetes Week website.