Diabetes support

WHO ARE WE?

Initially set up in 2006, known then as the Burton Diabetes Support Group, Had the full support of Diabetes UK Midlands and East and in 2011/12 became known as the Burton Diabetes UK Group. We are a local support group for people living with diabetes, their families, partners, carers, and anybody who has an interest in diabetes.

In December 2019, we had a relaunch and became known as the East Staffordshire and Surrounds Diabetes UK Patient Network. This was to remove "geographical boundaries" and make the network available to anyone who wished to join the network.

Since that time we have increased our work with Diabetes UK, GPs, Nurses, Pharmacists, other partners, and the UHDB Trust. This has assisted in providing a structured Diabetes Patient Network of care for people with diabetes and those family members, friends, and carers who provide their support. 

Currently, meetings are held virtually, via zoom, every six weeks and in addition, where possible, both an annual public event and social event are held.  

WIDER ASPECTS 

We also have representation in the East Staffordshire District Patient Engagement Group, and many other community-based organisations. In May 2022, the network became a member of Support Staffordshire which assists in reaching out to all communities. The current Chair also sits on various Health organisations to ensure diabetes care is high on the agenda. Having this presence helps the network to achieve its overall aim which is:

"To enable people to have a voice in their diabetes care"

In May 2022, the network became a member of Support Staffordshire which assists in reaching out to all communities. 

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