Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation

Diabetes Wellness Event Programme

A Quality in Care award winning programme of face-to-face and virtual educational events for people living with all forms of diabetes. Facilitated by experts in the field of diabetes to increase self-management skills to inspire and empower people to stay well and reduce the risk of complications.

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Donations open 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1070607)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£15,000

Donations

0

Championed by Candis Club

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice
  • Medical ResearchMedical Research

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Diabetes is a complex chronic condition with many associated complications. Around 90% of diabetes care is self-administered. 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 challenges that present themselves. This requires ongoing support in the provision of authoritative information and education throughout the long-term of the condition.

Solution

By providing opportunities to spend time with specialist diabetes and related Healthcare Professionals, DRWF 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 majority (at least 2/3 of the attendees are aged over 55).

  • "Diabetes Wellness Days are important to me because they give me lots of information with regards to what's coming up with latest research, what's happening with different types of insulin and testing."

    — Mrs D W

  • “I learned more at your day than I have learned in the last fourteen years living with my diabetes. Thank you for your day and your time.”

    — Mrs C E - A person living with Type 2 Diabetes

  • “Understanding insulin, dose adjusting for normal eating, injection techniques and managing diabetes with insulin at work, in hospital and on holiday are just some of the sessions I have been to. I am very thankful that DRWF provide these wonderful diabetes days.”

    — Mr S C - A person living with Type 1 Diabetes