Diabetes UK campaign with and for people with diabetes to ensure that everyone affected by the condition gets access to the best treatment and standards of care. This is every person’s right, irrespective of their age, ethnic group, postcode, or type of diabetes.
Diabetes UK lobby and brief key policy and government representatives and influential bodies across the world. We alert them to shortcomings in diabetes care, and urge them to make the necessary improvements in the commissioning and provision of diabetes care and treatment. Diabetes UK work with clinicians and people with diabetes to develop the 15 healthcare essentials (a set of essential checks and services based on national health recommendations). We have now distributed over 1.5 million 15 Healthcare Essentials checklists to people with diabetes, NHS trusts and healthcare professionals. In 2012 we made the checklist available in 12 languages and produced a 'what to do next' guide for those who aren't receiving the basic level of care they're entitled to.