The Diabetes UK Canterbury and Coastal group is one of over 350 voluntary groups situated throughout the UK.
Our goal is to provide support and educate people living with diabetes, as well as their family, friends and anyone else who is interested in knowing more about diabetes.
We encourage those interested to attend our group meetings which are a welcoming and social environment for people to discuss diabetes and its effects. Support and companionship are some of the simplest yet most important aspects of living with diabetes - this is why our group exists and we want to help in any way that we can.
Our formal aims are:
- to serve local people with diabetes and and help them, their carers, families and friends, through sympathetic support, education and social contact to understand the condition and control it rather than let it control them;
- to raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis and specific needs of people with diabetes;
- to form a liaison with the local medical practitioners, the NHS Eastern and Coastal PCT and other organisations that support people with diabetes, most notably the Paula Carr Trust;
- to raise funds for the benefit of local people with diabetes, including children,and for research into the elimination of the disease.