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We’re always looking at new ways we can strengthen our relationships with MPs so that they’re more likely to advocate for better diabetes care and treatment in parliament. This year, for the first time, MPs had the opportunity to experience what it’s like to live with diabetes. In practice, this meant a crash course in living…

Tweet Share Fiona Faure, a Diabetes Voice from London has been actively campaigning and influencing for better diabetes care in the area where she lives. Why did you decide to join Diabetes Voices? My decision to join Diabetes Voices was as a result of David Jones from the User Involvment Team telling me about the…

Tweet Share Elaine Clark a Diabetes Voice from Barking and Dagenham attended Diabetes UK’s Big Lobby in May 2013. Here she shares her thoughts about the day and explains how she got involved. Why did you decide to join Diabetes Voices? I was asked to join by Diabetes UK as they recognised my enthusiasm for…

Tweet Share Roy Johnson, a Diabetes Voice from Surrey attended an All Party Parliamentary Group on Diabetes in March 2012 and spoke about his personal experience of amputation. Here, Roy shares his story: Why did you decide to join Diabetes Voices? It seemed like an effective way to get my voice heard about things that…

Tweet We all know that going to school can be tough for children with Type 1. Though many schools provide good support for children with Type 1, there are alarmingly frequent accounts of the children left on their own when having hypos, the parents who have to give up work to go in to inject…

Tweet Share Today we’re off to Parliament with 100 parents and kids with Type 1 to lobby for better healthcare for children and young people with Type 1 diabetes. As is par for the course with these type of things, there will be speeches. Our Chief Executive, Barbara Young, will say some words about the…