About the Norwich and District Diabetes Youth Group

The Norwich & District Diabetes Youth Group is a voluntary group of parents and friends who offer support for families, raise funds for local hospitals and organise fun activities for children with diabetes

The Norwich and District Diabetes Youth Group is run by volunteer parents of children with diabetes. We put time and effort to run the group as we believe it gives the children with diabetes and their families in the Norwich and District area a great networking opportunity that can really help us all deal with the day to day issues relating to Diabetes Care.

If you would like to support us, help with events or simply help as and when needed, please contact us

Our Aims

The aims of the Youth Group are to provide a fun and supportive framework for our members and their parents up to the age of 18.

  • We support Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS trust with donations to F.R.E.D. (Funds for the Research and Education into Diabetes), which helps improve local children's diabetes care and their long term health prospects.
  • We supply specialist books to newly diagnosed patients and their families which provide essential information and advice to help in the early days and also 'Carbs & Cals' books.
  • We donate WH Smith voucher rewards to the Jenny Lind Care Team which are given to children and young people with improved HBAC1 levels.
  • We organise subsidised fun events and activities for the children and their families to give them a chance to network, creating more understanding through the sharing of information, and offer support to newly diagnosed families, which helps them to come to terms with diabetes.
  • We donate funds each year to a reseach project funded by Diabetes UK, specifically aimed at improving the lives of children and young people with diabetes. An example of a recent donation was to help fund research into the effects of how young people can improve the care they receive whilst at university, as this is usually the first time young people are away from home and family since being diagnosed with diabetes.