Rotherham Diabetes UK Group is one of over 200 voluntary groups situated throughout the UK.
We were formed in 1979 to provide support, education, information and companionship for people affected by Diabetes; to encourage improvement in treatments and care; to represent Diabetes patients on Health Committees, Boards and Health Networks; and to raise funds for research nationally.
We achieve this through informations stands at Rotherham Hospital; talking to diverse community groups; producing articles for the local press; holding informative social evenings for members addressed by Health professionals; holding public monthly "Drop Ins" at Rotherham Tesco.
If you are a Diabetes patient, care for someone who is or have an interest in Diabetes, you are very welcome to join us.
Assisting And Informing.
Members of the group attend the Community Corner and the Health Information Unit at Rotherham Hospital as a source of information and advice to patients and carers.
We are also invited to speak to various diverse community groups, and produce articles for the local press, to spread information and understanding of Diabetes.
You will find our volunteers selling our hand-knitted baby clothes in the Hospital Restaurant on Level A on the first Thursday of every month and at Village Fayres throughout the year.
At the 2013 Tesco Big Collection we raised above average sums for Diabetes UK and, at the 2014 Big Collection, we increased the amount.
The connection with Tesco has raised over 10 million pounds for Diabetes UK so far. This has been achieved through the loyal support of many helpers giving just a few hours of their time
Members represent the interest of Diabetes patients on the Diabetes Clinical Committee, the South Yorkshire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme Board, Voluntary Action Rotherham, Rotherham Community & Voluntary Sector Health Network and other groups.