Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwickshire
15:38, 10 Jan 2023

The Big DRWF Diabetes Wellness Day. 


Saturday, 16th September

8:45am to 5pm 

Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwickshire

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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.  

Click here to see our event programme

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 Hub

We are delighted to announce a huge line up of headline sponsors and exhibitors from across the diabetes industry, NHS and health sector. 

The large, vibrant and exciting exhibition area will form the hub of the event where you will have the opportunity to meet and talk with visiting experts from leading diabetes technology companies about the latest CGM sensors, insulin pumps and blood-glucose meters.  You can also put your questions to the visiting diabetes specialist nurses and consultants, dietitians, retinal screening, pharmacist and specialist podiatry teams.

We will also be joined by diabetes community groups, council and local government health teams and holistic practitioners who will be on hand to offer advice on health, lifestyle and diabetes-related products and services.

Some of our guest vendors at Wellness Day Midlands 2017
Diabetes Village Image

The Diabetes Village

Join us in the Diabetes Village and meet other people from across the diabetes community, make new friends and share experiences over a cup of coffee and snack. Take part in some fun activities to raise money and awareness for charity, be a daredevil and sign up for a skydive or abseil, win some awesome prizes in our draw, pick up your 2023 Christmas cards or one of Karen's handmade Bee-Well natural bee's wax candles, rummage through some items in the DRWF charity shop and meet and chat with DRWF team and pick up some of the latest diabetes news and information. 

Confirmed Speakers

We are very excited to announce our wonderful line-up of guest speakers who are joining us at United Through Diabetes. These leading diabetes experts from the NHS and diabetes arena will be with us all day to share their knowledge, expertise and commitment to supporting people living with diabetes.

Click here to see our full line-up of guest speakers


Talks and workshops on the day will cover topics such as:

  • An Audience with Dr Iain Cranston and Professor Partha Kar on diabetes technology. What's available, who is eligible, what questions to ask, the work of the Diabetes Technology Network and the exciting tech we can expect in the future.

  • Our popular Diabetes Question Time panel discussions. 

  • Diet and nutrition for people with all forms of diabetes.

  • Diabetes, mental wellbeing for young people with Type 1 Diabetes and parents.

  • Dietary and cultural challenges for people with diabetes in diverse communities.
  • Sick day rules and managing diabetes when you are ill, having surgery or planning a stay in hospital.

  • Putting your best foot forward with diabetes foot care, foot checks, managing neuropathy, prevention and treatments.

  • Managing diabetes during Ramadan, Eid and the Hajj.

  • The work of the South Asian Health Foundation.

  • CGM and Flash Glucose Sensor practical workshops.

  • Diabetes and kidney health

Meet our Researchers

We have an amazing team of researchers joining us who will be showcasing their work and will be happy to chat to our delegates about how their research may benefit them, including someone from the Human Islet Isolation Facility at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford. We will also have a film playing on a loop throughout the day,  from previous and current researchers who will reflect on the advances and changes in diabetes over the past 25 years, and their own personal highlights and hopes for the future.

Click here to see our full line-up of guest researchers

Researcher with microscope.

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.  

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If you are travelling to join us at the event, the team at Chesford Grange have kindly arranged a special charity rate for our attendees. To book please contact the hotel reception on 0330 1071599 and quote DRWF. The rates are: 

  • £120 for a single occupancy bed and breakfast
  • £132 for double occupancy bed and breakfast

As well as our event, there are lots of wonderful places to visit in the area like Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Gardens, Shakespeare's Historic Stratford upon Avon, William the Conqueror's medieval Warwick Castle and the Heart of England National Forest, so you could even make a weekend of it.

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.

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