Useful links

Abbott Diabetes Care

Abbott produce a range of blood glucose meters including the innovative ‘Freestyle Lite’ which actually has a small but bright light that  illuminates your finger in order to take samples in darkened conditions. Ideal for shift workers or operational officers. The website also has excellent diabetic information.
There is a customer information phone line where you can order meters for free. Once you receive your meter, you are given the opportunity to join the Abbott ‘Friends for Life’ scheme which provides a regular newsletter as well as free meter batteries. Abbott have donated a number of free meters to the NPDA for which we are very grateful.


Accu-Chek manufacture blood glucose monitors and finger pricking pens. The website has useful information for all diabetics and has a section for young people, as well as detailing the products they sell, tips for getting the most from them and information leaflets for download.

Accu-Chek have donated a number of monitors to the NPDA as well as a number of leaflets. email for more information.

Balance Magazine

Read on-line editions of the Diabetes UK members magazine

Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation

The Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation was established as a registered charity in the UK in 1998 and is based on Hayling Island in Hampshire. A member of the Association of Medical Research Charities, DRWF has funded more than £4.4 million on vital diabetes research since inception. ‘Staying well until a cure is found.’ states the fundamental principle behind the information, support and educational events provided by DRWF – we aim to help people living with diabetes improve their self-management skills and reduce the risk of the debilitating complications associated with the condition. Internationally, DRWF supports research as part of the Diabetes Wellness Network of charities, which enables the group to collaborate on international research projects.

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition. Lots of good advice for newly diagnosed diabetics as well as latest news for all type 1 and type 2 diabetics. Good site for young people and lots of onfo on local events across the UK.
Diabetes UK have already worked with the NPDA in relation to the treatment of diabetic police officers and also in relation to police driving. We look forward to strengthening our partnership with Diabetes UK in the future.

Desang Diabetes kit bags

Desang make a range of top quality leather kit bags for the carriage of diabetic equipment such as blood meters, finger prickers, blood strips and insulin pens etc.
The website also has a good deal of information and advice relating to diabetes.


Glycosmedia is an editorially independent diabetes news service

International Register of Firefighters with Diabetes

Tim Hoy maintains this website. It has information for newly diagnosed diabetics as well as a history of how the IRFD came to be formed.

Nutritionist Resource Web Site

Nutritionist Resource was set up to connect visitors with a wealth of information and the ability to search for the most suitable nutritionist.