Our aims and objectives

We aim to support people with diabetes, through the provision of information and guidance, while the researchers we fund continue to work towards finding a cure.

We undertake national awareness campaigns to ensure the public are aware of all types of diabetes, risk factors, symptoms and potential complications.

We provide resources to diabetes and related healthcare professionals in support of their patients through the provision of educational events and advisory literature.

We seek to achieve these goals by:

  • The funding of scientific and clinical research studies
  • The promotion of screening, wellness and other health related programmes
  • The operation of a membership Diabetes Wellness Network encouraging the sharing of knowledge and the provision of professional advice
  • The organisation of events focused on the provision of practical advice and information
  • The dissemination of information on diabetes for the purpose of informing the general public on the symptoms, causes and effects of diabetes
  • The provision of advisory literature to diabetes clinics for distribution to patients
  • The establishment of community out-reach programmes
Some of our staff and volunteers at DRWF Wellness Day North

Awareness 

At DRWF we are dedicated to raising awareness of diabetes across the UK, so that people are better educated on the condition and so preventative measures can be taken. As part of this vision, we have published a range of information leaflets and podcasts to help people find accurate and trustworthy information on diabetes. 

We also host a range of educational events to provide support for people living with diabetes. Each year, our Wellness Days provide information, advice and the practical skills needed to effectively manage diabetes. To find out more about our events and how we can support you, please visit our events page.  

Research

Since our formation in 1998, DRWF has funded £12 million of medical research focused on improving the lives of people with diabetes. We have made a significant commitment to Islet Cell Research and Transplant, both in the UK and globally. In 2006, the DRWF Human Islet Isolation Facility was launched at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford. This facility continues to play a pivotal role in the supply of islets for the delivery of an NHS funded national therapy for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. To read more about our commitment to medical research, please visit our research section

Two DRWF funded researchers
A group of our DRWF fundraisers on a cycling trip.

Fundraising 

Our work simply couldn't happen without our amazing supporters who help fund our vital support and medical research programmes. Voluntary donations, both time and money, enable our work to continue. The researchers we fund work tirelessly to improve our knowledge of diabetes, how to treat and manage it and how we might possibly work towards a cure. 

Every year, we host and support dozens of fundraising events, ranging from sponsored marathons to group skydiving. If you are interested in our fundraising opportunities, please visit our fundraising page to learn more about how our fundraising team can help you.  

How We Can Help at DRWF

Events

Each year we run events for people living with diabetes, ranging from educational workshops and wellness events, to fundraising marathons and group skydives. To find out more about our events and how we support people living with diabetes, please visit our Events Page.

Research

Since 1998 we have provided over £12 million of funding for medical research programmes, with the aim of finding a cure for all types of diabetes. In 2004, we made a significant commitment to Islet Cell Research and Transplant, a programme which focuses on the role of islet cells in diabetes. Read more about our commitment to research by visiting our Research Page.

Fundraising

We rely on our amazing donors who raise the funds that help support people living with diabetes across the UK, as well as funding our vital research programmes. There are lots of ways to raise money to support people living with all forms of diabetes, there’s something for everyone! To discover more about fundraising with us, please visit our Fundraising Page

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