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Diabetes Mellitus

Also known as: Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Please see below for reliable medical information on Diabetes Mellitus produced by alternative providers.

NHS website (general) (type 1) (type 2)

Patient UK (type 1) (type 2)

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Diabetes UK

Helpline: 0345 123 2399

The Organisation is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 215199.  It provides information and support for people with diabetes, their carers and health care professionals, and has local support groups across the UK. The charity produces specific information and webpages for parents, children and teenagers.

Group details last reviewed July 2019.

UK Children With Diabetes Advocacy Group

The Group was established in 2007. It campaigns with other leading diabetes organisations to raise awareness of the needs of families and children with diabetes. The Group provides information and support, online forums and runs an annual family event and conference and links families where possible.

Group details last updated July 2019.