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Type 1 Diabetes Discovery Events

JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Discovery Events are free events and a great opportunity to meet others with type 1, find out about the latest research progress, and hear inspirational talks from a range of speakers.

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We run Type 1 Diabetes Discovery Events across the country, so whether you’re newly-diagnosed or have been living with type 1 for some time, come to a Discovery Event where you’ll be able to:

  • Meet new people local to you with a connection to type 1
  • Listen to presentations about the latest cure, treatment and prevention research from leading scientists and diabetes specialists
  • Find out how to get involved in JDRF events to expand your network
  • If you have a child with type 1, support him or her to meet other children and young people with the condition – we provide supervised children’s entertainment on the day

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Watch this 2-minute video about Type 1 Diabetes Discovery Events

What people say about Type 1 Diabetes Discovery Events

I came to the Discovery Day today, not knowing what to expect, we are from a small village and don’t know any other families with a child with type 1, we have felt very isolated. Travelling here today made us realise we have a brilliant support system with JDRF and the lovely people here today, many of whom live very near to us. The research is exciting and we will do what we can to support – Liz Jones, Cardiff Discovery Event

Your Discovery Day made my son make his first friend with diabetes like him, I can’t explain what a difference that has made in his life – Parent, Cornwall Discovery Event

Lewis has really grown in confidence since attending your Discovery Day, seeing other little boys and girls test themselves, has given him the confidence to do the same. To some families that may not mean much, but to us it has meant we can worry a little bit less, knowing he is more self-sufficient now. Of course we still worry, but after today hearing from your lovely researchers we know you are doing so much to find that cure – Parent, Swindon Discovery Event

I’ve had lots of fun and I have made some new friends with diabetes like me – Evelyn, aged 8, Cardiff Discovery Event

Adults and children at a type 1 diabetes Discovery Day

Find a Type 1 Diabetes Discovery Event near you

Browse our list of local events to book a free place. We update the list regularly and try to cover all parts of the country so please check back if you can’t see an event close enough to where you live. You can also contact our Community Engagement Team via email at outreach@jdrf.org.uk to find out about events currently being planned. You can also sign up to our e-newsletter to keep informed about future events.


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