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Type 1 diabetes workshop on 'Sugar Surfing'

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This is an opportunity to join with counterparts in the Republic of Ireland such as Thriveabetes and Diabetes Ireland, to help connect people living with diabetes across the border. The event is taking place on Saturday 13 May at the Carlton Dublin Airport Hotel, Cloghran, Co. Dublin and anyone interested in Type 1 diabetes, particularly Continuous Glucose Monitoring, is welcome to attend. This workshop is for adults only and parents of children living with Type 1 diabetes might also find this workshop interesting.

Dr Ponder is a consultant endocrinologist and will be flying in from Texas, USA, to share his work in a book he has written called: Sugar Surfing: How to manage Type 1 diabetes in a modern world.

Diabetes UK Northern Ireland Volunteer Development Manager, Heather Causer, said, "There are over 100,000 people living with diabetes in Northern Ireland and about 10 per cent of those have Type 1 diabetes. It is really important for people living with this serious condition find out as much as they can in order to make the best decisions about their self-management and also the care they receive from their diabetes clinical teams.’

Heather said: "If you are over 18 years old and living with Type 1 diabetes or a parent/carer of a child with Type 1 diabetes then please do go along to the Carlton Airport Hotel event to meet with other people and learn more about the condition. Knowing that you are not alone facing this complex condition helps and we have found that support is pivotal to improving diabetes care."

If you would like to join one of the 26 Northern Ireland support groups then please contactnivolunteering@diabetes.org.ukand we can give you further information about support in your area and online. If you are a parent in need of support from our trained parent volunteers then please call ourParent Peer Support Serviceon 028 9068 6305.’

To register for the Thriveabetes ‘Sugar Surfing’ event (20 euros per person) please goonline or contactGrainne@thriveabetes.ie.

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