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Silver Star Diabetes

Silver Star Diabetes is a registered Charity operating in the UK & India, that was launched in January 2007.The Charity runs Mobile Diabetes Units (MDU). There are currently over 3 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and another over 1 million people who have type 2 diabetes but do not yet know it.  The main role of the Mobile Diabetes Unit (MDU) is to carry out important diabetes testing in the community and to promote culturally sensitive healthcare, with particular regard to the high prevalence of diabetes in the major towns and cities of Britain.

The charity runs 4 Mobile Diabetes Units (MDUs) 2 in the  UK based in Leicester (The Headquarters) and London and 2 in India in Goa and Mumbai. It has supported diabetes camps in Bangladesh and Yemen. The MDUs travel out into the community, to places of work, worship, community events, High Street and retail parks testing the public for free for diabetes and offering lifestyle advice. During these visits its staff has discovered thousands of people who have a propensity for diabetes who did not know about it. So far the MDUs have tested over 35,000 people and attended over 350 separate venues. Silver Star Diabetes has undertaken a number of awareness projects with Clinical Commissioning Groups and Health and Wellbeing Boards including Reading NHS, Birmingham NHS, Harrow Health and Wellbeing Boards. If you would like MDU to visit your company or would like to recommend a company/organisation for the MDU to visit please do let us know by contacting Silver Star Diabetes at info@silverstaruk.org To find out where the Unit has been so far, visit our Events section.

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Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP

Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP

Founder Patron
Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan

International Patron

National Patrons

Esther Rantzen

Esther Rantzen

Lord Adam Patel

Lord Adam Patel

Dorothy Purdew

Dorothy Purdew

Trustees

Mrs. Roz Carter MBE

Mrs. Roz Carter MBE

Dr Dominie McConnell

Dr Dominie McConnell

Dr I P Patel MBE

Dr I P Patel MBE

The Fundraising Standards Board

FRSB-logoWe are a member of the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) – an independent self-regulatory organisation. As a member, we’re committed to the highest standards in fundraising. We follow the FRSB’s Fundraising Promise as well as the Institute of Fundraising’s Codes of Fundraising Practice. These set the standards for fundraising activity throughout the UK. We use the FRSB logo to show you that we’re following these standards. By using the FRSB logo, we want you to know that you can trust us and give with confidence. More information about the scheme is available on the Give with Confidence website. We promise to be honest, fair and open about our fundraising with you, our supporters. We want to reassure you that we will fundraise in a responsible way and, if you don’t think we’re meeting these high standards then we will take your views seriously. We will always try to resolve your concerns but if you think we haven’t, you can forward your complaint to the FRSB within 2 months of our final response.