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Professional bodies

TREND-UK is a working group of diabetes nurses with different skills and backgrounds, set up to provide a facilitative forum for relevant nursing organisations to come together to create a unified voice to forge appropriate change within diabetes nursing in the UK, whether relating to clinical, educational or management issues.

The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) is the national organisation of consultant physicians in Britain who specialise in diabetes. Most are also acute general physicians, and many are also specialists in endocrinology and lipid metabolism.

The Primary Care Diabetes Society is to support primary care professionals to deliver high quality clinically effective care, in order to improve the lives of people living with diabetes.

The Association of Children’s Diabetes Clinicians (ACDC) is a group of doctors involved in the care of children and teenagers with diabetes across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Networks

The Children & Young People’s Diabetes Network is working towards agreed standards of care, outcomes and process of quality assurance to establish the delivery of a world-class service.

Research institutes

The Institute of Diabetes for Older People (IDOP) is a non-profit making, research and academic institution dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of all older people with diabetes and related metabolic illness.

Leicester Diabetes Centre’s vision is to create an entity capable of delivering excellence in clinical care underpinned by innovative and world leading clinical research, particularly in the areas of early detection, prevention, structured education and new therapies.

Awards

Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes is a programme that recognises good practice in patient care and joint working in key therapy areas and allows these schemes to be shared and disseminated on a national level.

News and information

Insulin Nation delivers comprehensive information about the technology and science of diabetes therapy, and curates the best, most relevant news for the 6.5 million people in the US who take insulin.

Commissioning information

The National Diabetes Information Service (NDIS), where you can find a comprehensive range of diabetes data, tools and information via one web portal. NDIS provides people with diabetes, providers of diabetes care and health commissioners, with information to aid decision making and improve services.

Charities 

The InDependent Diabetes Trust is a charity based in the UK listening to people with diabetes and their carers and supporting their needs.

Diabetes UK is the leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the type 1 diabetes charity, improving lives until we find the cure. They are totally focused on type 1 diabetes, and are run by people with type 1, for people with type 1.

The Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF) is a registered charity (No. 1070607), established in 1998 to raise public awareness to this chronic, long-term condition and its associated complications, treatment, avoidance and relief and to provide support to people living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Support groups

Our Diabetes is a community led, community focused platform that enables people with diabetes to be empowered, educated and supported in their condition.

Diabetes.co.uk is the largest community for people with diabetes in Europe with nearly 100,000 members suffering from and affected by diabetes. It offers people with diabetes a platform where they can talk, support and help each other.

Deaf Diabetes UK (DDUK) is the only deaf-led organisation supporting deaf BSL users (British Sign Language) with diabetes, campaigning for better deaf access to both statutory and voluntary services involved with diabetes services and assisting deaf people living with the condition.

Leicestershire Diabetes offers diabetes support for patients and healthcare professionals in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and across the internet.

Women with Diabetes provides resources for pregnant women with diabetes or those looking to conceive as well as healthcare professionals.