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Hi everyone!

Just wondered if anyone out there is aware of any way that I can meet up with other Type 1's in the UK?

If you read diabetes blogs based in the US, you'll know they just went to a JDRF Government Day, where they were able to share their stories with health professionals and government members, as well as meet up with other diabetics.

I thought it was brilliant, it made me want to book a ticket to the US for next year! But, I figured I should probably see if there was anything like this in the UK already?

The other thing is, that if there wasn't, there might be a way of organising something if other people are interested?!

Thanks for your help!

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There's nothing that i know of ' think it's just a case of planning our own meeting's.
That's our only option i would say'.
Not that this is exactly what you are looking for but ...

but the below is more of what you are probably looking for....

and although it says Children with diabetes the following is on the main website about the conference....

Who Should Attend the 2011 Event?

* Families and individuals with type 1 diabetes
* Young adults, teens, school-age children, and younger children
* Grandparents
* Children with type 1 diabetes and their siblings and their best friends
* Their parents
* Adults with type 1 diabetes and their spouses or partners

I haven't been and don't know much about it but it sounds kind of what you are looking for.
Hi Alissa, there is a great soclial organisation called Circle D here in the UK which has various 'branches' up and down the country. It's for Type 1s aged 18-30.

Also, our UK forum has regular meets up and down the country too - there are meets planned in London, Taunton, York, Brighton, Glasgow and Birmingham.
Hello Alan,
I'm disappointed that CircleD is exclusively for Type 1's aged 18 - 30, is there anything for more ancient Type 1's?
Hi Catherine, yes - the forum I mentioned has lots of meets, for ALL ages! I'm 52, diagnosed Type 1 at age 49! You'd be very welcome to come along! .

I'm known as Northerner on the forum :)
thanks so much for these links! very helpful indeed :)
Diabetes UK is probably the best place to find out about activities in UK
Is there anyhting in scotland or anyone interested in starting up a group in scotland?


I have started a group on this website called the active diabetes support group and on

The next meetup is on Sunday the 12th of August.


think it would involve us planning




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