Type 1 Events
Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we've cancelled our first two events of 2020.
In the meantime, if you have any questions please email email@example.com.
While our face-to-face events are on hold, we’re running online Q&A sessions for parents and carers of children living with type 1 diabetes. Read more about these below.
Type 1 Event Q&A Panel Sessions
Join us to hear the personal experiences of our panellists – volunteers living with type 1 diabetes. You’ll be able to ask them any questions you have about what it’s like to grow up and live with diabetes. Each 90 minute session will cover one or two topics. Our volunteers are very open and happy to share their personal experiences. The session is free of charge and is aimed at supporting you - parents and carers - rather than your children, or adults with type 1.
The next sessions are:
Newly diagnosed - what happens when type 1 diabetes joins your family?
Tuesday, 18 August 7-8.30pm
Becoming independent with type 1 diabetes
Monday, 21 September 7-8.30pm
We're also running a shorter and slightly different Q&A with a panel of healthcare and education professionals:
Going back to school with type 1 diabetes
Wednesday, 12 August 7.30-8.30pm
Meet the ‘back to school’ panel:
- Dr Fiona Campbell, Consultant Paediatrician and Diabetologist at Leeds Children’s Hospital
- Carol Metcalfe, Advanced Specialist Practitioner in Paediatric Diabetes at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
- James Rodger-Phillips, a Head of Department at a secondary school who lives with type 1 diabetes
- Steve Paxton, parent of two teenagers with type 1 diabetes and Good Care In School Award assessor
Please sign up to the session(s) you want to attend by completing our online form. If you’re unable to attend any of these sessions, you can still complete the form so we can let you know when more sessions and topics are announced.
After you’ve signed up, you’ll be sent a link and a password to access the session via Zoom. You can use this on your smart phone, or on a computer/laptop if it has speakers. You won’t be able to use your microphone or camera, but you’ll be able to ask us questions during the panel through the Q&A function. If you don’t have access to an internet connection, we’ll provide you with a phone number for you to dial in to listen the call.
We’re expanding our new programme and working on an event for children and young people to come on their own. We want to make this a successful and safe experience to remember. We’ll update you with our exciting event when it’s ready or fill in our form and we'll let you know what's happening.