The Big DRWF Diabetes Wellness Day.

Don’t miss our first ever national ‘United Through Diabetes Wellness Event’.

Join us and discover new skills, knowledge, and tools to enhance your existing diabetes understanding, learn about the very latest in diabetes care and management, question the experts, meet the researchers, make new friends in the diabetes community and much more.  

DRWF 25 year logo.

Celebrating 25 years of Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation

Launched to mark the charity’s 25th anniversary year. This unique one-stop-shop of everything diabetes will have specific programme content for people of all ages living with every type of diabetes as well as family members, carers, and healthcare professionals.

Inform. Inspire. Empower.


Dedicated content with interactive talks, practical workshops and activities will feature for all the different types of diabetes, so each audience has its very own space and programme.

  • Children, young people, and families living with Type 1 Diabetes
  • People of all ages living with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Members of diverse communities living with diabetes
  • People living with Type 2 Diabetes

Exhibition Suite

The event will be based around a large, vibrant and exciting exhibition area where you will have the opportunity to meet and talk with the visiting diabetes specialist nurses and consultants, dietitians, retinal screening, pharmacist and specialist podiatry teams.

We also have diabetes community groups and supporting organisations, holistic practitioners and diabetes industry experts who will be on hand to offer advice on health, lifestyle, the latest insulin pumps, CGM and Flash sensors, blood-glucose meters and many more diabetes-related products and services.

Diabetes Café

Join us in the Diabetes Cafe and meet other people from the diabetes community, make new friends and share experiences over a cup of coffee or your favourite beverage. Take part in some fun activities to raise money and awareness for charity, meet and chat with DRWF's team and our funded researchers and pick up some of the latest diabetes news and information. 

Meet the Researchers

There will also be a special showcase of our funded diabetes research where you can meet our amazing researchers and ask them all about the exciting work going on behind the scenes. This is a great opportunity to meet those at the forefront of the ground breaking work that has and continues to change the lives of everyone living with diabetes, find out what work is happening now, what is coming and hear their hopes for the future.

Wellness Day 2023 Delegate

Nature Trail and Outdoors

If you like the great outdoors and fresh air, join our health and wellness coach for a mindfulness in nature walk around the grounds nature trail (weather dependent)


Type 1 Diabetes campaigner, advocate and around the world pilot Douglas Cairns will be doing a special flypast during the day to waggle his wings before landing locally to visit us at the event. meet attendees and promote his book Dare to Dream: Flying Solo with Diabetes.


We only ask for a small registration fee of £5 per person to attend the event. Your registration fee includes access to all the featured programmes, meet the researchers, the exhibition Suite, all-day refreshments, a healthy hot and cold buffet lunch, delegate bag and free parking.  



If you are travelling to join us at the event, Chesford Grange have kindly offered a special charity bed and breakfast rate for our attendees. As well as our event, there are lots of wonderful places to visit in the area like Kenilworth Castle, Stratford upon Avon, and Warwick Castle, so you could even make a weekend of it. To book please contact the hotel reception on 0330 1071599 and quote DRWF. 

Refreshments and Lunch

Tea, coffee, and a selection of refreshments will be available all day in the Diabetes Café. A healthy buffet lunch of jacket potatoes with a choice of toppings, salad and other sides will also be provided as part of the day.

Parking and Access

Parking at Chesford Grange will be free for people attending the event and there are spaces for 650 cars. The hotel is fully accessible for people with disabilities.

"I felt that the day exceeded my expectations as a diabetes professional and volunteer. It was great to be part of a team of people who were so committed to getting better patient outcomes and Wellness for people with Diabetes."

— Maggie Meer, Founder of Diabetes Professional Care (DPC)


Since Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation’s inception in the UK in 1998 we have remained committed to supporting people living with all types of diabetes and those that care for them with our Diabetes Wellness Event Programme. From our humble beginnings holding local educational days in community halls and hospitals, the events soon grew to include our regional Diabetes Wellness Days, residential weekends, walking and activity holidays and healthy cooking days. Recent years have seen the events grow further to include our, in person and virtual Diabetes Wellness Type 1 Family Camps. In 2018 our work was recognised by colleagues across the diabetes industry with a national Sanofi ‘Quality in Care Award’ in Empowering People with Diabetes.

It’s been a remarkable journey and along the way we have forged great memories, made amazing friends, worked with the very best experts in the world of diabetes and changed lives. Now we are in our 25th year, we are looking ahead with great excitement to the next chapter and taking things to another level where we can support even more people living with diabetes.

We hope you’ll join us at this new and exciting event. We would love to see you there.

"I attended the day with my wife to hopefully learn more about living with diabetes, new drugs and treatments, tips, and advice. Well, to put it straight to the point, I was amazed at how much I learned. It has helped me see so many new ways of assisting my wife to keep her diabetes under control and in seeking support from our diabetes team. Thank you to all at DRWF and those that supported the event for your help. We look forward very much to seeing you all next year."

— Gordon and Doreen Luck, Diabetes Wellness Day Delegates

"People live with diabetes day in, day out. Not everyone can be seen regularly by a diabetes specialist. Access to high quality education of an appropriate standard in an appropriate setting is fundamental if we are to see engagement and successful self-management. Education is pivotal if we are to empower people to take charge of their diabetes as much as possible. I am honoured to support DRWF and the events they provide for people living with diabetes."

— Dr Mayank Patel, Consultant in Diabetes University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust