Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation

Diabetes Wellness Event programme

Supporting the charity's annual programme of Diabetes Wellness Events. Working with the diabetes teams we aim to support people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes , their family, friends and carers to learn more about good self-management to stay well and reduce risk of complications.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1070607)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,500

Amount raised

£11,200

Donations

12

Situation

Around 90% of diabetes care is self-administered. This requires ongoing support in the provision of authoritative information and education throughout the long-term of the condition. Diabetes is a complex condition with many associated complications. Good self-management skills are crucial to ensure that people with all types of diabetes live a long and healthy life whilst dealing with the day to day challenges that present themselves.

Solution

By providing opportunities to spend time with diabetes and related healthcare professionals, we are giving people with all forms of diabetes the chance to learn new self-management skills; refresh knowledge on an ongoing basis and develop relationships with people experiencing the same health issues. It is a fact that peer support plays a major part in helping people to take a pro-active approach to their self-care. The Diabetes Wellness Events have recently won a Quality in Care Diabetes award