Welcome to the Surrey Downs Diabetes UK Group

Our Aim

To help people living in the Surrey Downs area who have Diabetes and those at high risk of developing the condition.

We organise events to provide information and to enable people with diabetes to meet and talk to others. 

We work alongside Diabetes UK and as such share their goals and objectives.

Our fund raising is mainly used to support our local work in the community.  In 2019/2020 we made a donation to a Diabetes UK funded research project which led to better availablity of NHS funded Free Style Libre 2 to people with Type 1 diabetes and to some Type 2s fully dependent upon insuln.

Clearly the COVID pandemic affected the way in which we operate within the community, but as a group we have used video conferencing and audio comms in to maintain contact and "outreach". We also set up a Type 2 Peer Support Group at Stoneleigh Library where we currently hold a Diabetes Hub every 4 weeks. 

Please use the contact information provided on this website if you would like to speak to one of our volunteers about any aspect of your diabetes, we are here to help.

Regardless of the format, everyone is welcome at our events even if you are not members of Diabetes UK.

We are currently looking for people to join the Surrey Downs Diabetes UK Group Committee.  If you feel you have specific talents, organisational skills, enthusiasim or time to spare to help the committee fulful its aims then please make contact.