World Diabetes Day 2021

Did you know that 14th November was World Diabetes Day?

The date this year marked 100 years since the discovery of a treatment that has saved millions of lives around the world – insulin. To mark the occasion, we are writing to everyone we support who is living with diabetes locally, to share some information that we hope they will find helpful and remind them of the support that is out there for them.

We sent them this Diabetes UK flyer, which gives some good reminders about managing diabetes during Covid-19, particularly as restrictions change.

We also wanted to remind them about Sheffield Diabetes UK, who are a friendly and helpful local support group. They hold monthly meetings on the third Thursday of each month. Currently, they meet online, with some meetings in person. They offer support to anyone affected by diabetes. Anyone is welcome to get in touch with them or go to their meetings, and there are no membership fees. Their website: contains lots of useful information to help managing with diabetes. They can be contacted by email: or by phone: 0742 938 5554.

Sheffield Diabetes UK also now have a Facebook group which you can join by going to this link: