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NGODiabetes UK (British Diabetic Association)

Diabetes UK, Macleod House, 10 Parkway, London, NW1 7AA

Telephone020 74241000
Background Information

"Diabetes UK's forerunner, the Diabetic Association, was set up in 1934 by novelist HG Wells and Dr RD Lawrence - both of whom had diabetes. The radical charity they founded aimed to ensure that everyone in the UK could gain access to insulin, whatever their financial situation. In addition, the Diabetic Association ... challenged accepted ideas of how people should be treated. Along with its founder RD Lawrence, the Association campaigned for a national health service and believed that people with diabetes should take an active role in managing their condition ... In 1939, the Diabetic Association set up the first diabetes voluntary self-support group. This has now grown to a network of more than 400 local voluntary groups, which provide support and information to people with diabetes across the UK." The current name was adopted in 2000, although the British Diabetic Association name is retained for official purposes. Charity no. 215199, company no. 339181. Source:

Year Created1934
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesDiabetic Association (1934-1954), British Diabetic Association (1954-2000)
Related Organisations
KeywordsIll-Health, medicine, counselling and rehabilitation.
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