There are many opportunities to get involved in Improving Diabetes Care, perhaps through taking part in research, being part of a local self-help group or volunteering for a buddy scheme.

Here are some contacts locally and nationally for getting involved:

Scottish Diabetes Research Network

Get involved with diabetes research - sign up to the Scottish Diabetes Research Network research register. Have a look at their patient testimonials to find out what participating in research involves.

Diabetes UK

We are Diabetes UK. Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Diabetes affects more people than any other serious health condition in the UK. More than dementia and cancer combined. That means we need to take action now. Because we’re the leading UK charity for people affected by diabetes it’s our responsibility to lead the fight against the growing crisis. And this fight is one that involves all of us – sharing knowledge and taking diabetes on together. Visit the Diabetes UK site for local and national initiatives and others ways to get involved.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

JDRF are committed to eradicating type 1 diabetes and its effects for everyone in the UK with type 1, and at risk of developing it via funding world-class research, making sure research moves forward and treatments are delivered as fast as possible, and giving support and a voice to people with type 1 and their families

Scottish Health Research Register

You may also wish to consider taking part in research for health problems other than diabetes. If so, take a look at SHARE - the Scottish Health Research Register.

Dafne Online

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