Welcome to the North Down and Ards Group

There are over 100,000 people living with diabetes in Northern Ireland and over 15,000 live in the North Down & Ards area.

Our mission is to be a friendly and helpful support to all these people.  We do this primarily through group meetings, which are a pretty informal get together with a speaker on a topic of interest and a chance for you to to discuss diabetes and its effects with people going through the same issues.

Whether you have been diagnosed yourself or if you are simply an individual with a desire for knowledge and an inclination to take part, we welcome you to our group.

We also try to raise money to promote awareness of diabetes and generally contribute in any way we can - funds raise help with the running of our Group and the wider Diabetes UK services such as childrens camps and campaigning.

  • September Meeting summary

    Just a quick summary of the September meeting, we had a couple of new members which is always great, and with a few regulars we had a lively...

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  • We're back!

    It's nearly September, autumn nights closing in and that means one things - our Group nights are starting again!   Our first meeting...

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  • Summer Break

    We're on our break now from our Group meeting nights, but we will be back in September 2018. Group support is the key goal of our Group,...

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  • 12
    November

    DiRECT

    • Event date: 12 November 2018
    • Location: Tesco Newtownards, Training Room

    There's been a lot of speculation about our ability to 'cure' type 2 diabetes, usually a lot of hype with very...

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  • 10
    December

    Christmas Dinner

    • Event date: 10 December 2018
    • Location: The Pit Stop - Bangor

    We had a great night last year, so hopefully similar this year, no deposits, no worries, and a decent dinner!

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  • 14
    January

    Decisions Decisions

    • Event date: 14 January 2019
    • Location: Tesco Newtownards, Training Room

    At tonights meeting we will have a speaker who is a student that is looking at how effective a 'Decision Aid' could...

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