There are 4.7 million people living with diabetes in the UK and for many this will be for life. We've spoken to thousands of them and they have told us that diabetes is relentless. In fact, 7 in 10 people told us they felt overwhelmed by the demands of living with diabetes. When diabetes gets tough, they need the right emotional and mental health support to deal with it, but for three quarters of those people that support is missing.
Working with the diabetes community, we wanted to start the conversation around mental health and diabetes, in a supportive and understanding way, and encourage people to join us by signing our petition to make emotional and mental health support a part of everyone's diabetes care.
This is how we started talking about mental health and diabetes, reaching over a million people, and achieving over 23,000 petition signatures.