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Guide to Diabetes

Local Diabetes Charity Support Groups 

there are several support groups for people with diabetes with in Leicester City and the County. Groups that are for the Asian community in Leicester and more.


Leicester City 

These are a few groups that are run for the Asian community in Leicester City

  • Age Concern
  • Adhar (Mental Health!)
  • Luncheon Clubs at the Gurudwara (East Park Road) Sessions take place between 11am-2.30pm
  • Home programmes
  • Exercise/ Physical Activity – Active lifestyle
If you are interested in attending any of the  above groups or would like more information please see details below.


Priti Raithatha
5 Purcell Road
St Monks
Tel: 0116 233 0889 (Based at LGH) (Member of the Ethnic Health Research Committee)

  • Silver Star Diabetes 

The Silver Star Appeal runs a Mobile Diabetes Assessment Unit, which provides free tests for all those who may wish to have one and promotes culturally sensitive healthcare. The Unit travels to local community centres, schools, work places and other organisations.
See website



  • Vista is a charity that is dedicated to improving the lives of people with sight loss in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Charnwood and Northwest Leicestershire 


  • Shepshed Support Group for people with diabetes their families and carers.

The Group meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month. A very friendly and welcoming group if you are interested in coming along.


Josie Mitchell on 01509 503784




  • Loughborough Support Group for people with Diabetes and their carers/family

The group meets every 2 months in the Dining Room at Loughborough Hospital getting together around 7:00pm - 7.30pm If you are interested in attending

Vanessa Wood on 01509 551140


If you have local support group in your area for diabetes and would like to use this page to tell others, please contact Shehnaz Jamal - website coordinator your with information