The South Tees Diabetes UK Family Group was started on the 21st June 2016 by a small group of families with diabetic children and siblings who wanted to meet other families who experienced life as they did.
From there a Facebook Group of the same name was started and more families where invited to join.
The 1st event organised by the group was a picnic at a park in Middlesbrough in august 2016 with around 8 families attending.
In November 2016 the group was officially established as a local charity of DiabetesUK and a committee was formed.
To launch the forming of South Tees Diabetes UK Family Group, the groups 1st activity was a pottery painting experience at Daisy Doodle in Northallerton. An event that was thoroughly enjoyed by both adults and children alike.