Diabetes Week 2017 Sunday 11 June to Saturday 17 June

Published: 22/05/2019

Bluebird Care Birmingham East is supporting Diabetes UK annual campaign Diabetes Week, which this year runs from Sunday 11th June through to Saturday 17th June 2017. Diabetes Week is an annual highlight in the Diabetes UK calendar. It’s a time when we bring our supporters together to raise awareness of the condition

Bluebird Care Birmingham East is supporting Diabetes UK annual campaign Diabetes Week, which this year runs from Sunday 11th June through to Saturday 17th June 2017.
 
Diabetes UK is the largest UK charity for diabetes and over the last 10 years they have invested nearly £60 million into their research. There are 4.5 million people living with diabetes across the UK and another 11.9 million people with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes UK support individuals in managing their diabetes with everyday life through support groups, events or even just having someone to talk to.

Diabetes Week is an annual highlight in the Diabetes UK calendar. It’s a time when we bring our supporters together to raise awareness of the condition
 

Diabetes Week kicks off on 11 June, and this year the theme is: Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes.  

While a lot of people have a good understanding of diabetes and how to manage it, many others aren’t getting the right help and support to look after their diabetes. 

Today, 65 people will die early from the condition and hundreds more will face life-changing complications that could have been avoided or delayed if they'd had the right knowledge and support to manage their diabetes. Some of you have that, and are already doing everything you can to manage your diabetes well. But this isn't true for everyone and it's our job to change that. Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Together, we can make that a reality. 

Know Diabetes 

We are encouraging the diabetes community to share their experiences and knowledge. We’d love to hear your stories of how you know more about diabetes because this shared knowledge could help someone else with the condition. 

We know that the right knowledge has the power to transform lives. Knowledge gained from the experience of people living with diabetes, knowledge gained from research discoveries, knowledge from the people working with diabetes every day. 

 This Diabetes Week, tell us what fight diabetes means to you, using our hashtag #fightdiabetes

For more information contact Bluebird Care on 01213893500, email birminghameast@bluebirdcare.co.uk or visit their website at http://www.bluebirdcare.co.uk/birmingham-east/home/