Published on 7 September 2023

Last chance to register your place for next week’s big diabetes educational event.

People living with diabetes in the Midlands and beyond are being urged to take advantage of a national event where they can meet the UK’s leading clinicians and experts.

Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary by holding the United Through Diabetes educational event at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, on Saturday, 16th September. 

The event will bring together Britain’s biggest experts on breakthroughs and barriers, including leading NHS healthcare specialists and people living with all types of diabetes, to discover the latest advances, techniques, and trends to help people stay well until a cure is found.

Sarah Tutton, Chief Executive of DRWF said: “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.” 

We only have a limited number of places left and registration closes at the end of this week (10th September). Secure your place now to avoid disappointment. You can register easily via the DRWF website.


The day will run from 8.45am to 5pm and will offer:

  • 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 in the future.
  • 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 during illness, having surgery, or planning a stay in hospital.
  • 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.
  • Diabetes and kidney health

Since DRWF was founded 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.

Midland ticking health timebomb

The Midlands like the rest of the country is affected by the rising number of people living with diabetes, which is undeniably a ticking timebomb for the NHS with more than 5 million people now diagnosed in the UK. It is regarded as a rapidly escalating crisis.

United Through Diabetes will feature insights into the latest DRWF funded research which includes the ground-breaking work of the Human Islet Isolation Facility in Oxford and pioneering advances by scientists across the country.

A showcase of the latest technology including Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) being made available for people living with type 2 diabetes via Dexcom. Plus, information on Abbott who will have information on their FreeStyle Libre 2 Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) real time system for people living with type 1 diabetes. 

Jake Leach, Chief Executive of Dexcom, said: “CGM can make a huge impact to the cost of living with diabetes by reducing hospital stays, reducing severe hypoglycaemia and long-term complications, all those things can be significantly reduced because CGM is so beneficial and helpful in managing glucose. It's a very cost-effective solution.”

Since DRWF was founded 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.

More information about United Through Diabetes

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