Just about everyone has heard about diabetes. And, with 3.5 million people diagnosed in the UK and a further 549,000 who have the condition but don't yet know it, most of us know a friend or family member living with diabetes. And yet it’s still hugely misunderstood, and there are so many myths and misconceptions out there that this year, the theme is "Setting the record straight".
Diabetes UK are calling on everyone to share straight talking stories, facts and videos to let everyone know the truth about diabetes.
They are focusing on what it’s actually like to live with it every day and talking about the things people with diabetes wish everyone knew about living with the condition.
For a full rundown on what is happening during Diabetes Week and how you can get involved, please access the link Diabetes Week 2016.
If you are living with Type 2 Diabetes why not attend a Type 2 Together support group which give you a chance to meet others with the condition so you can share experiences and practical tips to Live Well with diabetes. Click here for more details.