Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, by funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.
Diabetes Week is the annual focal point of our fundraising, awareness and campaigning activities. By getting involved in the week's activities you can help make people realise that diabetes is a serious condition, and that by acting early, lives can be improved for everyone affected by diabetes - including people with diabetes as well as their friends, family and carers. This has never been more important than in this, our 75th anniversary year.
In 2009, Diabetes UK wants to use Diabetes Week to focus on how far the charity has come in 75 years in working towards better diabetes care, prevention and treatment - all with the aim of improving lives.
Diabetes UK also wants to use Diabetes Week to acknowledge the volunteers, fundraisers, members, healthcare professionals and all other supporters who help the charity achieve its goal of improving the lives of people affected by diabetes.
For further details of Diabetes Week events, please visit the Diabetes Week 2009 events diary.