What's your best tip or advice about living with diabetes?

Thank you for agreeing to share the your best tip or piece of advice you have received that has made a difference to you and your diabetes management.  

We’re collecting pearls of wisdom from the community to go into a digital booklet that will be packed full of the most useful tips for people living with diabetes. This digital book will form part of a new campaign we will be launching shortly called “This is Diabetes”.  

By sharing your tips and advice you’ll be supporting and inspiring other people living with diabetes. What was the best piece of advice anyone has given you? What tip do you have that changed your life? We’d love to hear it! 

We're looking for tips specifically on:

Eating well

Keeping active

How you deal with the daily frustrations

How you dust yourself off and pick yourself up

The parts no one ever talks about

How to find a community and support

We ask everyone who agrees to share their tip to complete this form to provide us with some basic personal details and consent to having your tip shared on behalf of the charity. We may not use your tip, but if we do we will not identify you as an individual, but your first name and geographical location will be included to make the tip real and authentic.

All other personal information will only be used by Diabetes UK to monitor submissions and will not be shared. We may edit your tip for the sake of clarity or length. By submitting your advice, you also confirm you’re over the age of 18.

Don’t forget to sign up to receive the digital book once our campaign is live to see if your tip made the cut!

In sharing your tip with us we recognise you could be providing us with some special category data. Special category data in this scenario relates to your relationship with diabetes. Should you wish to provide us with this information we promise to keep it confidential and store it securely. We will only use it for the reasons we have described. It is entirely your choice to share your tip.This and all other information you have provided will only be retained until 30/11/2021, after which it will be deleted, however, if your tip is chosen for use, this will remain in the booklet. You can also withdraw your consent before this date by contacting us at helpline@diabetes.org.uk or on 0345 123 2399. If your tip has already been published, we regret that we will be unable to remove it. 



Protecting Your Personal Data
Occasionally we may need to share personal data with our suppliers to process your orders and requests or to provide other services to us. We promise:

  • Never to release your personal details to another company for their marketing purposes
  • To always respect your communication preferences

We only want to send you relevant information and requests to support us. To do this we may analyse the information you provide and gather extra data. You can find out more about how we use your information at www.diabetes.org.uk/privacy.

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