Published on 14 September 2022

We all need help managing our diabetes and we would love you to join us!

The DRWF Diabetes Wellness Day in the Midlands is fast approaching – with the first in-person event in three years scheduled for Saturday, 24th September.

The educational event takes place at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth in Warwickshire and places are still available. You can book your place here.

Living with all forms of diabetes can be a daily challenge.

DRWF Diabetes Wellness Days provide a relaxed, informal setting where you can learn about the many aspects of managing your diabetes. Family members, friends and carers are encouraged to attend

The programme for the day has now been confirmed and among the speakers on the day is an introduction to the history of landmark breakthroughs in diabetes treatments by Dr Mayank Patel, Consultant in Diabetes at University Hospital Southampton, and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Southampton, who is also a DRWF Editorial Advisory Board member. Dr Patel will be taking us on ‘The Fantastic Journey’ in which we will take an historic look back at the history of insulin, the different types of diabetes tablets, insulin delivery devices and major advances in diabetes management since Banting and Best delivered the first insulin injection to Leonard Thompson 100 years ago. Dr Patel will take us through the decades right up to present day and then a look forward to what treatments are likely to come next and into the future.

Please book by Wednesday 21st September. For more information contact Lee Calladine by email here

Dr Mayank Patel talking at our wellness day.
Dr Parijat De And Specialist Nurse Jo Lloyd

Picture: Dr Mayank Patel (left image) and Dr Parijat De with Diabetes Specialist Nurse Jo Lloyd (right).

A specialist panel of experts is ready to answer your queries about living with diabetes for a special Q and A session, including Dr Parijat De, Consultant Physician in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and Jo Lloyd, Diabetes Specialist Nurse at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust. Dr De and Jo Lloyd.

Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist Ian Flavell of South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust will cover many aspects of foot care for people living with diabetes including the importance of attending screening and good diabetes management, consequences of poor control, problems caused by neuropathy, how to keep your feet safe, the importance of good footwear and how to care for the diabetic foot.

In her presentation, ‘Diabetes and diet for good health’, Lisa Poole, Specialist Dietitian and Nutritionist, will take us through the different food groups and their relationship with diabetes management, the role of carbohydrates and their effect on blood-glucose levels and some of the current recommended management programmes such as the NHS Type 2 Prevention and Weight Loss Programmes, soups and shakes diets and others.  

Group photo of DRWF staff.

Book your place to attend the DRWF Diabetes Wellness Day Midlands

DRWF Diabetes Wellness Days create a sense of community and bring together a wealth of information, expertise, and knowledge under one roof. Each day features an exhibition area where you will have the opportunity to meet and chat with the visiting healthcare professionals, community groups, holistic practitioners and diabetes industry experts who will be on hand to offer advice on the latest diabetes-related information, products, and services.

Alongside the exhibition area, a full programme of interactive talks and workshops will take place throughout the day, all delivered by the specialist diabetes teams from your local area.

DRWF subsidise these days as part of our key objective activities and they are only £5 per person to attend, which includes lunch.

Also upcoming:

Diabetes Wellness Day North

Saturday, 26th November 2022

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool

Book here


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