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Managing and living with diabetes can be a challenge, which is why we have created our Diabetes Wellness Days to support people living with all forms of diabetes.
This year DRWF will be marking the 10th anniversary of the Diabetes Wellness Day South, part of our annual programme of educational events. Over the last decade the educational event programme has gone from strength to strength in providing information, advice, support and the practical skills needed to manage and improve life for people living with diabetes.
Why should I attend a Diabetes Wellness Day?
The Diabetes Wellness Days bring together a wealth of information under one roof for people living with diabetes, their family members, carers, friends and those with an interest in the condition. The chance to learn, explore and gather the tools, understanding and practical skills needed to improve life with diabetes and the keys to healthier living are provided, ensuring all participants have the opportunity to raise their questions, share their experiences and enjoy the support of a friendly, like-minded diabetes community in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. At our days you can learn how to take better control of your diabetes and go home armed with the know-how to change your life and health for the better.
What can I expect at a Diabetes Wellness Day?
Each Diabetes Wellness Day consists of a central exhibition area, which forms the ‘hub’ of the event. Here you will have the opportunity and flexibility to spend as much time as you like visiting the stands and chatting with a variety of healthcare and industry experts who will be on hand to offer advice on diet, health, lifestyle and the latest blood-glucose meters and diabetes related products and services. A variety of stands, separated into health zone, technology zone, community zone and social media and networking zone will ensure you are provided with a complete holistic range of support. As well as this ‘hub’ a programme of interactive talks given by diabetes healthcare professionals will run throughout the day. The talks will cover many aspects of diabetes, including facts about diabetes, foot care, eye care, diet, exercise, physical activity, hypos and hypers, medications, blood-glucose testing and much more.
We will announce full details of the different event’s sessions soon, but as well as the aforementioned, you can also expect activities such as trim-trail walks, Tai Chi, Nordic Walking, sit-down exercises, recipe demonstrations and if the weather conditions are right a special flyby by pioneering Type 1 pilots Douglas Cairns and Karl Beetson.
What makes the Diabetes Wellness Days special?
It is the collaboration between DRWF, specialist diabetes teams and regional healthcare services, complimenting and reinforcing key health messages to support improved blood glucose control and the enhanced feelings of well-being people experience after attending the events.
Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes Award
The DRWF team were delighted to be awarded the Judges' Special Award and Highly Commended in the Empowering People with Diabetes category at the 2017 awards evening. This award recognises the innovative practice demonstrating quality in diabetes management, education and services for people with diabetes and/or their families, throughout the UK. The judges said: “The events are clearly user focused, providing an opportunity for peer support and re-engaging those users who have missed out on a structured education.”
Our Diabetes Wellness Days are key objective activities for the charity. We only ask a nominal fee of £5 per person to attend. Your registration fee includes the full programme, the exhibition hub, all-day refreshments, biscuits, a hot lunch and free parking.