Our group was formed in 1987 and exists to give advice, information and support to people living with diabetes and their friends and family – indeed we’re open to anyone who’s interested in diabetes. Our main aims are:

  1. Raise awareness of diabetes in the local community.
  2. 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, by providing opportunities for people to share their experiences and organising educational talks. We have a varied programme throughout the year which can involve working with GP surgeries in the area to improve services for everyone with diabetes through to 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.

How we can help

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.

What is 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.