Diabetes UK and the West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and community diabetes service are hosting a free online event for people living with diabetes in the west of the county on Thursday 9 September.
The Living with Diabetes Workshop is a morning virtual session running from 9.30am to 11.45. It will offer key information to support people to manage their condition well.
Attendees will learn about healthy eating, tips to become more confident in managing their diabetes day-to-day and find out what services are available locally. There will also be an opportunity to ask diabetes experts questions and get practical up-to-date information.
Sessions on the importance of footcare and mental and emotional wellbeing will also be covered within the interactive event.
There are more than 106,000 people diagnosed with diabetes in Essex. The event is open to people living with or caring for someone with the condition.
Brioni Maker, Diabetes UK’s Improving Care Manager for the East of England, said:
“We know living with diabetes can be hard, but this event aims to help people think about how they manage their condition, what support is available and what they could do differently.
“Hearing from health experts and other people with diabetes may offer a fresh insight, which can help people to live happy and healthy lives."
“Everyone’s journey is different. We know the last year has been really challenging for so many people but living with a serious long-term condition during the pandemic is especially difficult and we want to make sure people have access to good care, education and support.”
Anthony Hale, West Essex CCG’s Senior Transformation Manager – Adult Pathway Transformation, said:
“This event, and indeed all the work that Diabetes UK do enhances our locally commissioned services and supports a holistic approach to patient care.”
The event will be held over Zoom and all you need to do is register in advance using this link: https://westessexdiabetesevent.eventbrite.co.uk