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Diabetes Wellness Day North
Sat 4 November 2017, 09:30 – 15:30 GMT
Join DRWF and the specialist diabetes teams from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, the University Hospital of Hartlepool and Hartlepool Borough Council Health Trainer Service this November for the 7th Annual Diabetes Wellness Day North.
The Maritime Experience
We are excited to be returning to Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience - recently acquired by the National Museum of the Royal Navy to host this year’s event for people living with diabetes in the north east.
An ideal setting for this popular event with its unique charm and welcome hospitality. Its central location makes it easily accessible to people from across the whole region, and with over 200 free parking spaces, Hartlepool town centre within walking distance, and nearby bus, taxi and train stations we couldn’t be in a better place.
Diabetes Wellness Day North
Once again the Diabetes Wellness Day North will take place in November to coincide with World Diabetes Day. This special day is celebrated worldwide every year and engages millions of people in raising diabetes awareness. World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and World Health Organisation. In 2007 it became an official United Nations day. The date was chosen to recognise the birthday of Frederick Banting, who along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin.
The Diabetes Wellness Day North will bring together a wealth of information under one roof for people living with all forms of Diabetes. Family members, friends and carers and those with an interest in diabetes are also encouraged to take part. The day will provide you with the tools, knowledge and practical skills needed to improve life with diabetes and the keys to healthier living. The day is designed to ensure all participants have the opportunity to raise their questions, share their experiences and enjoy the support of a friendly, like-minded diabetes community in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
Each year we work together with our NHS colleagues to provide a programme that focuses on the many key areas that affect people living with diabetes. This year’s programme will be announced soon.
As well as the talks we will have a vibrant exhibition area, giving you the opportunity to visit the stands and chat with a variety of experts and healthcare professionals who will be on hand to offer advice on diet, health, lifestyle and the latest blood-glucose meters and diabetes related products and services.
As always DRWF is able to subsidise the cost of attendance as part of the charity’s annual educational event programme. We only ask for a small registration fee of £5 per person, to help us with the costs. The registration fee includes the full programme of talks and activities, access to the exhibition hall, all-day refreshments, a hot sit down lunch and free parking.