Free guides and festive discount at the sparkling Diabetes UK shop – by Shirley Quinn

Christmas is the busiest time of year for our online shop – and we’ve just proudly re-launched in time for the festive season.

The new site is beautifully simple to use, making shopping a much more streamlined and pleasurable experience.

All profits from the shop go to helping people living with diabetes and the new shop has meant we are now up to date with technology and it’s an even better customer experience.

As a member of the trading team I’ve loved working on the new shop project, I’ve learnt so much and had the pleasure to work with brilliant colleagues across different teams.

What’s new?

You can now choose to check out without registering if you wish and we are now mobile optimised, so you can order on the go too. With up to the minute stock levels and now offering next day delivery, you can be even more confident that what you order will be delivered when you want it. There’s free postage on orders over £25. And we’ve also sourced lots of new products to expand our range including new diabetes related products to help people manage their condition.

Christmas range

Diabetes is a serious condition, but we want to be light hearted too. So in addition there’s also a great selection of gifts that include remote controlled inflatable Peppa Pigs, R2-D2 and Imperial Stormtroopers from Star Wars and Minions Mel from Despicable Me all for sale at competitive prices. We are especially pleased with our Christmas selection which includes exclusive Diabetes UK Christmas cards.

Free guides to diabetes

It is important to say that the shop isn’t just about sales, it is a key channel to help us raise awareness of diabetes. I am personally very proud of the role the shop plays in helping people manage their condition. Every year we send out over 1 million leaflets, booklets and publications via the shop; to inform, support and educate newly diagnosed people with diabetes, families, friends, healthcare professionals, and supporters. We send these out free of charge (no charge for posting even) and one of the ways we are able to do this is through the funds we raise from supporters up and down the UK who purchase via our shop.

I want to personally thank everyone who has ever placed an order with Diabetes UK. By doing so you have made a direct impact in helping someone with diabetes and in supporting our work fighting for a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Discount for you

To show our appreciation, if you shop before the 30 November 2017, you can receive a 10 per cent discount on your order. Just add ‘blog10’ at the checkout. Shop now at

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