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Virtual Events in the South East

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we still can't hold face-to-face events. However, we know there is still a need and interest for engaging and learning with others, so we're putting together a series of virtual events.

Below you will find a list of the events we have organised so far. Please take a look and book onto the events that interest you. All events will be via Zoom. 

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom and would like some support on how it works then please let us know as one of the team would be happy to talk you through it. It is very easy to use for even a novice internet user. To arrange for someone to call you, please email us at

You can also email this address if you have missed an event and would like to be sent a YouTube link of the recording. 

To register for an event, follow the link under your desired event. This will take you to the Eventbrite website where you can start the booking process.

We hope to see you at one or more of the events.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 12 May 1:00pm – 2:30pm 

Diabetic Eye Screening: DESPerate times call for very different measures

Speaker: Susanne Sorensen, Programme Manager - Surrey Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

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Wednesday 9 June 3.30 - 5.00pm

Type 2 diabetes and remission – from research to reality


Matt Hopkins, Outcome Programme Manager - Diabetes UK

Anna Morris, Assistant Director of Research Strategy and Partnerships, Diabetes UK

Douglas Twenefour, Deputy Head of Care, Diabetes UK

Alison Barnes (research dietitian for the DiRECT trial at Newcastle University)

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Wednesday 23 June 1:00pm - 2.30pm

How does diabetes affect the eye, what makes it worse and what can be done about it? 


Samantha Mann, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

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Past Events - email for a video link

Thursday 21 Jan 1:00pm-2.30pm

Living emotionally well with your diabetes

(Karen Pearson, Deborah Barnett & Christopher Hutchins, Talking Therapies)


Wednesday 3 Feb, 1.30-3.00pm

Self-Management: Empowering people with type 2 diabetes

(Erwin Castro, Diabetes Nurse Consultant)


Monday 8 Feb, 11.00-12.30pm

Eating well with diabetes

(Nicky Mendoza, Diabetes Dietitian)


Tuesday 9 Feb 7.00-8.30pm

Empowering those with type 1 diabetes

(Dr Mayank Patel, Consultant in Diabetes)


Thursday 11 Feb 1.00-2.30pm

How to talk about your psychological wellbeing with your Diabetes health professional

(Karen Pearson, Deborah Barnett & Christopher Hutchins, Talking Therapies)


Wednesday 17 Feb 6.30-8.00pm

Diabetes and Dementia

(Miss Rutendo Muzambi: MPharm - from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)


Thursday 18 Feb 1.00-2.30pm

Sick day Rules for People living with type 1 diabetes (putting the theory into practice)

(Anne Eltringham Cox, Diabetes Specialist Nurse)


Monday 22 Feb 1.00-2.30pm

Sick day Rules for People living with type 2 diabetes (putting the theory into practice).

(Anne Eltringham Cox, Diabetes Specialist Nurse)


Thursday 25 Feb 10.30-12.00pm

Pre-Diabetes and reducing risks of developing type 2 diabetes in the South Asian community

(Dr Shiba Qamar, GP & Aqib Elahi, NDPP educator)


Thursday 4 March 2.00-3.30pm

Self Management: Empowering people with type 2 diabetes from the South Asian community

(Dr Binodh Chathanath, GP)


Monday 8 March 5.00-6.30pm

Looking after your feet and signs of when to seek help

(Michelle Stafford, Clinical Lead for Diabetes Foot, South East Clinical Network)

Thursday 15 April 6.00-7.30pm

Online Cooking Demonstration: A Healthy South Asian Menu

(Parveen Khan, Diabetes UK Volunteer & Sarah Alicea, Diabetes Specialist Dietitian)

Wednesday 21 April 11.00am -12.30pm

Healthy South Asian Food for people with diabetes

(Fareeha Jay, Dietitian)

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