At DRWF we encourage anyone with diabetes, especially those prone to experiencing hypoglycaemia, to wear or carry medical identification in case of an emergency. 

Our necklaces, which can be worn discreetly under clothing, are designed to alert anyone providing emergency medical assistance to the condition of the individual. This can help speed up diagnosis and treatment considerably and could even mean the difference between life and death.

We offer our diabetes awareness necklace together with a diabetes check-up card FREE to anyone requesting them. The charity is able to offer these for FREE as part of our outreach support programme. However, as we distribute high volumes of these necklaces each year, you are required to send a stamped self-addressed envelope to the value of £1.01 to cover the postal costs, or make a minimum donation of £2. 

Our free diabetes alert necklace, with the message ('I HAVE DIABETES, PLEASE TEST MY BLOOD BEFORE TREATING ME')
Free Alert Necklace
Our free diabetes check-up cards for people living with diabetes
Free Check Up Card

To request your necklace please send your stamped addressed envelope to:

FREE Necklace Request
DRWF, Building 6000
Langstone Technology Park

Or, make your donation online and then email your request to or call 023 9263 7808.

If you are based outside of the UK please contact us for postage costs to your location.

Your donation enables DRWF to ensure that people with diabetes are "staying well until a cure is found..."  Thank you.

Testimonials from people newly diagnosed with diabetes:

"Paramedics said it was such a great help seeing the necklace and treating the patient accordingly"

"The diabetes awareness necklaces are a brilliant idea"

Occasionally, we experience high volumes of requests for our necklace and check up cards. This can mean that the delivery time may lengthen. We are experiencing high demand at this time. Please allow at least 28 days for delivery.

If you are a healthcare professional and would like to receive a supply of Diabetes Awareness Necklaces and Diabetes Check-up Cards for distribution to patients please email  or call us on 023 9263 6136. Alternatively click the link below to bulk order leaflets: 

Download HCP Order Form 

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Each year we run events for people living with diabetes, ranging from educational workshops and wellness events, to fundraising marathons and group skydives. To find out more about our events and how we support people living with diabetes, please visit our Events Page.


Since 1998 we have provided over £12 million of funding for medical research programmes, with the aim of finding a cure for all types of diabetes. In 2004, we made a significant commitment to Islet Cell Research and Transplant, a programme which focuses on the role of islet cells in diabetes. Read more about our commitment to research by visiting our Research Page.


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