Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation

Diabetes Wellness Events

Education Days, supporting people with T1 & T2 diabetes to understand their condition, improve their understanding and self-management skills. Working with healthcare professionals who deliver the educational talks & we provide the opportunity for people to share their experiences. An audience 55+

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1070607)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£3,050

Donations

39

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

  • Please could you send me one of your necklaces and an information pack. Your necklace saved my aunt's life. I have type 2 as does my husband.

    — Mrs A Bufton

  • The ID necklaces are so useful, the Paramedics said it was a great help seeing the necklace and knowing the patient has diabetes.

    — Mr J Braeger

  • Please could you send me one of your necklaces and an information pack. Your necklace saved my aunt's life. I have type 2 as does my husband.

    — Mrs A Bufton

  • The ID necklaces are so useful, the Paramedics said it was a great help seeing the necklace and knowing the patient has diabetes.

    — Mr J Braeger

Situation

Reduce associated diabetes complications and enhance quality of life by providing authoritative information and support to people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. By providing ongoing support programmes which are focused on helping people to establish and maintain good self management skills, we look to reduce the increasing financial burden of the cost of treating complications on the NHS, which is currently estimated to be around 80% of the £10 billion annual spend.

Solution

We aim to provide cohesive and holistic support to aim for optimum long term diabetes outcomes. Structured self management programmes are a tried and tested method of improved diabetes healthcare. Only a small proportion are offered them. Our events inspire people to take control of their diabetes management and enable them to maintain a better quality of life. The events are structured, repetitive, needs based and accessible to all. The majority (at least 2/3) of the attendees are aged over 55