The group was formed in 1987 to give advice, information and support to people living with diabetes and also friends and family. We’re open to anyone interested in diabetes. Our aims are:
- Raise awareness of diabetes in the local community.
- Organise local meetings where speakers with expert knowledge provide relevant information.
We provide care and support at our regular group meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month at the community room at the Fire Station in Buxton. People help each other by sharing their experiences and we arrange educational talks. There is a varied programme throughout the year which can involve working with GP surgeries in the area to improve services for everyone with diabetes. We also arrange fundraising events such as raffles and sponsored activities.
There is no cost to attend meetings and no membership fee – we fundraise to cover running costs.
Whether you have just been diagnosed or had diabetes for some time it is important that you get the right support for managing your diabetes.
Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases that occurs when the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly.