Advice from Diabetes UK regarding coronavirus

Diabetes UK have just published guidance for local groups in response to the new coronavirus outbreak:

Diabetes UK are introducing temporary measures to:

  1. Limit the formal gathering of people with diabetes where infection might be spread, and
  2. Limit activities that involve significant time spent in close contact with members of the general public, such as Know Your Risk events.

As a result, and after very careful consideration, at this time we are requiring all Diabetes UK Local Groups to either cancel or postpone any group meetings, events, or Know Your Risk activities that they currently have planned until at least 30th April 2020. 

We don’t want you to be alarmed by this decision. The welfare of our volunteers and local group members is the most important thing to us at Diabetes UK, and we believe these steps are crucial in ensuring your wellbeing is protected.

However, we also appreciate that some members and volunteers in local groups meet socially, outside of the formal work of the group. This is of course a personal decision, but we would urge that any individuals consider and follow the latest government advice available.

Where to find information, advice and support for people with diabetes:

In partnership with Public Health England and the NHS, we have updated our advice on coronavirus for people with diabetes. This update includes some Frequently Asked Questions that we hope answers any questions you or anyone you may be in contact with may have. It also contains links to the most up-to-date guidance from the NHS and the UK Government.

You can find this advice here:

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus

This page will be updated in response to latest advice from the UK Government and the NHS.

In the meantime, if you have any concerns or questions, you can contact our Helpline on 0345 123 2399, email helpline@diabetes.org.uk 

We thank you for your understanding in this matter, and for your continued efforts to keep everyone safe and well.