Is there a local parents of children with diabetes support group near you?
Support group for families of children with diabetes in Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire.
Who are Bristol DiSC?
We’re a small support group for parents of children with diabetes living in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. We know that living with diabetes isn’t easy, and there are often times when we want to chat with other people who really understand, in a supportive environment. Whether your child is newly diagnosed or has had diabetes for many years, we warmly welcome you to join us.
Cheltenham and Gloucestershire area
Parents support group, small informal, regular meetings.
Eastbourne and District Diabetic Youngsters (EDDY)
We are a small, local group of parents of children with diabetes. We are independent, very informal and here to help.
We organise social and educational events for the whole family, offering support, understanding and a chance to get together with and meet people in the same situation.
If your family is living with the highs and lows of diabetes do come along to any of our events, you will always receive a very warm welcome and are sure to make new friends.
For more information about EDDY and its activities call Fiona on 01323 734856, Adrienne on 07912376406 or email email@example.com
MK Kids with diabetes
‘MK Kids with diabetes’ is a voluntary group of Diabetes UK, based in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.
The aim of the group is to offer help, support and fun for children with diabetes and their parents, brothers and sisters. This includes
Support of newly diagnosed children and their families
Sharing of ideas and experience for managing blood glucose in children and teenagers.
Advice on getting the best out of hospitals and schools.
Fun events for children with diabetes and their families.
Talks from experts
A library of equipment, leaflets and books.
Raising of funds towards research.
The age range of the children varies from babies to teenagers. They all have several injections and blood tests every day.
To contact MK Kids with diabetes, call Dawn on 01908 630 433 or Clare on 01908 216 789 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diabetes UK Parent Support Group
A Closed Facebook Group but contact can be made via Shonagh Cameron
Richmond Twickenham middx
For parent of children with diabetes.
Kids activities and speakers for information Kate Winstanley
We are based in Swindon, Wiltshire. If your child is under the Great Western Hospital, the team will also know the details of our next meet!!
All events will be held in Swindon or the surrounding area and all families in the South West are welcome to join us.
We have formed this support group as we are parents of children with Type 1 Diabetes, and would like to meet up with other families going through the same each day.
We are hoping to hold regular meet ups for the children to make new friends, and for the adults to gain support.
Please contact us for more details….
About the group
My name is Nicky, I live in Southport , Merseyside, with my husband Tom. The youngest of my 3 children was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus on 19th May 2008 aged 6, this was the day our world turned upside down and life changed forever!
I found that we needed more knowledge than the hospital could give us, wanted to meet and talk to other parents in the same position as us, and our daughter needed to meet other children with the condition.
Although I was lucky enough to find a fabulous online support community CWD and now meet up on ‘children with diabetes holidays’ with them, I still wanted to be able to meet/chat to people locally.
There are other groups around the Northwest and Merseyside, but I found most of these were affiliated to Diabetes UK and therefore were primarily for fundraising or events, and although raising funds plays a major part in our lives now, we have chosen to fundraise for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) for me I needed a support group where I could meet/chat/email other parents on a daily basis.
Wolverhampton T1 Network