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Guide to Diabetes

Diabetes UK Voluntary Groups Local Support groups in your area

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There are many Diabetes UK voluntary groups set up in Leicester and Leicestershire

Support groups offer people living with diabetes a chance to meet and share experiences with others.There are now six local voluntary groups in Leicestershire where you can relate to other people with diabetes, share advice and experiences and discuss issues around diabetes and healthcare.


  • DIABETES UK: Leicestershire Diabetic Mums Group 

  • Parents Group of DIABETES UK



  • DIABETES UK: Leicester

  • DIABETES UK: The Hinckley Diabetes UK Group

  • DIABETES UK: Rutland

  • DIABETES UK: Market Harborough
  • DIABETES UK: Leicestershire South Asian Support Group NEW!!!!


All the groups are run by volunteers for people with diabetes. Many of our nurse and consultants are members of the groups and are involved in speaking at the meetings. As well providing support and information, the voluntary groups also get involved in fundraising, campaigning to improve local diabetes services, planning social events and outings and running awareness-raising activities.

1. Leicestershire Diabetic Mums Group New Mum or Mum to be?

Becoming a mum is an amazing experience, but Diabetes can bring additional challenges… Sometimes it can help to meet other mums or mums to be that also have diabetes, to share experiences, chat, or just have a cuppa in a relaxed & friendly environment. 

If you are interested in meeting up with us for a please contact:

2. Leicestershire Parents Group of  DIABETES UK

(Registered Charity No: 215199)

  • President: Peter Swift
  • Chairperson: Tanya Grundy
  • Secretary: Catherine Immins

Meetings are held on a monthly basis and members are sent reminders via email. If you would like further information about the group or would like to become a member contact the group: Leicestershire Parents Group of Diabetes UK,
5 Hamble Close
Desford, Leicestershire

Tel: 07724 885 496



3. DIABETES UK: Leicester

The Charity for people with Diabetes Reg No: 215199 The group meets on every 4th Tuesday of month at 7:30pm at: The Quaker Meeting House, Queens Road, Leicester



4. DIABETES UK: The Hinckley Diabetes UK Group

Registered Charity No. 215199

  • President: Dr Paul McNally
  • Chairperson: 01455-239829 
  • Secretary: 01455 611346
  • Programme Secretary: 01455 611 955 

The group meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00 -9:00 pm

The Mary Forryan Centre
St Peters Catholic Church
Leicester Road
Hinckley, LE10 1LW


For further information contact:
Elizabeth Wong, chairperson on 01455-239829 or email:
Wendy Summerscales, secretary on 01455-611346 

5.  DIABETES UK: Rutland

The group meet every 1st Thursday of the month at 7:30pm
Oakham Baptist Church

Melton Road
Oakham (Entrance via car park in John Street)

Contact: Alyson Simpson- Diabetes Specialist Nurse (UHL)
Tel: 01572 76 76 45 or email: 

6. DIABETES UK: Market Harborough


Registered Charity No 215199 The group meet on the 1st Thursday of each month at 7.30pm at: Brooklands Day Centre , Walcot Road, Market Harborough LE16 9DL

Contact: Secretary 01858 464421

We welcome people of all ages including other family members or carers. 

If are interested in setting up a local DUK group in your area then please contact the Volunteer Development team on 020 7424 1000 or

7. DIABETES UK: Leicestershire South Asian Support Group

The gorup meets every first Tuesday of the month

Contact: Kirit Mistry
T: 07940 516666


Peter Shorock
Rodney House
Nottingham NG1 7AW
Tel: 0115 9507147 or email:

More information and support in available from the diabetes UK