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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  • 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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  • 01
    February

    February Fundraiser

    • Event date: 1 February 2019
    • Location: North Down & Ards

    This month we'll try to help Diabetes UK research by doing a bit of fundraising - details to come!

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  • 11
    March

    What if?

    • Event date: 11 March 2019
    • Location: Tesco Newtownards, Training Room

    Its not pleasant to think about complications that might arise as a result of our daily struggles to manage our diabetes,...

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