We are Diabetes UK

We are Diabetes UK

November 1, 2019 4 By Jose Scott


We are Diabetes UK and we’re tackling the biggest health threat of our time. Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with diabetes. 3.8 million people in the
UK already have it. Around 10 per cent have Type 1 and about 90 per cent have Type 2. But, there are also a staggering
7 million people at high risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Male or female, young or old, diabetes can happen to anyone and the
effects can be devastating. Diabetes isn’t just a condition. For people with it, it’s a part of life. It can be the roller coaster of emotions, the daily jab of needles or remembering
to take medication, the constant pricking your finger for
blood tests, the threat of dangerously high or low
blood glucose levels, the watching everything you eat and
keeping active, the knowing that if you don’t keep on
top of it all, it can make you go blind, lose a limb, suffer a stroke or trigger a heart attack – and the
realisation that there is no cure. At Diabetes UK we offer expert advice, advocacy, and emotional support to help people manage their condition. And our close work with healthcare professionals means we can help them help their
patients. We’re alerting the millions at high risk of Type 2 diabetes to the ways to reduce their risk and, we
help people share their experiences with others in similar situations by connecting them with the growing
community. Our campaigns help make sure people are diagnosed sooner, and get the care and treatment they need – not only that, we also fund pioneering diabetes research that is
making strides towards a cure. We are the leading diabetes charity and the largest charitable funder of
research in the UK. We are changing lives and diabetes
forever. We are Diabetes UK.