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New events for children and young people with diabetes

The Diabetes UK Care Events team is adding to its already extensive events programme this Autumn by launching a new Children’s Weekend and a new Young Adults Weekend.

Diabetes UK has been running children’s events for 65 years and is launching these new programmes to offer more people with diabetes a safe and enjoyable holiday experience. 

Young Adults Weekend

The Young Adults Weekend from 6 to 8 November will be held at the Sachas Hotel in the centre of Manchester, giving 18 to 25 year olds the opportunity to explore topics such as discrimination, access to healthcare professionals, work and employment, university, pregnancy, driving and the issues around sex and relationships that can arise when living with diabetes.

Children's Weekend

The Children’s Weekend will take place in the Autumn half-term week (23 to 25 October) at Hall’s Green Activity Centre, Kent, and is aimed at seven to ten year olds.The weekend will be packed with fun activities and offers a unique opportunity to spend time with other children who share the same condition. For many it is the first step to managing their own diabetes and working towards developing a positive attitude.

Susie Reilly, Head of Care Events at Diabetes UK said: “Just as with our existing support holidays, the new weekends will provide the highest standards of diabetes care, expert tuition and uncompromising safety.

“Our commitment to peer support and informal education by specialist healthcare professionals make the Diabetes UK Children’s and Young Adult care events unique in the UK.

“Doctors, nurses and dietitians will provide daily supervision of your child’s diabetes management. Many of the staff have diabetes themselves and attended Diabetes UK events when they were younger.”

See ourCare eventssection for further information.

Alternatively call 020 7424 1000 and ask for the Care Events team, or emailcareevents@diabetes.org.uk

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