Our Living with Diabetes section aims to provide you with all the information you need to manage diabetes effectively and show you how we can help at DRWF. Whether you have been newly diagnosed, or know someone with diabetes, this section will help you understand how to make changes, overcome challenges, and achieve a better lifestyle. 

Since 1998 we have been helping people with diabetes live healthier and more comfortable lives. Every year we host wellness events across the UK and provide FREE diabetes alert necklaces for people living with diabetes. Visit our other pages in this section to learn more about the work we do at DRWF. 

We provide diabetes and related health information that is relevant, clinically evidenced and up-to- date. 

 

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Healthy Living

Healthy living plays a crucial role in managing both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This page will explain how adjusting your diet and regularly exercising can help people living with diabetes achieve greater stability with their blood glucose levels.

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Diabetes Wellness Events

We have been organising Diabetes Wellness Events since 2001. Many people choose to return every year to refresh their knowledge and understanding in a supportive environment.

Our free diabetes check-up cards for people living with diabetes

Diabetes Awareness and Check-Up Card

We encourage people with all forms of diabetes to carry emergency identification, and we offer FREE diabetes awareness necklaces and medical check-up cards which fit neatly into your purse or wallet.

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Injection Technique

DRWF has partnered with BD to provide you with the best information and advice about injection techniques. Injecting regularly with the right technique ensures that insulin can work effectively.

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Parents and Carers

Being the parent or carer of someone with diabetes, type 1 or type 2, can be overwhelming and worrying. Our Parents and Carers page provides you tips about how to care for someone living with diabetes, as well as providing links to reputable websites where you can source more information about diabetes.

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Your Stories

Diabetes affects people of all ages and walks of life across the UK and around the world. Everyone has their own unique story. "Your Stories" features the experiences of people living with diabetes, from veterans of the condition to parents and carers of people living with diabetes.

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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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