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Virtual Events in the South East

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we still can't hold face-to-face events. But we know there is still a need and interest for engaging and learning with others, so we have been holding 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. One of the team would be happy to talk you through it. It is very easy to use, even for a new internet user. To arrange for someone to call you, please email us at south.east@diabetes.org.uk.

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

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

Upcoming events

Tuesday 19 Oct, 1:00-2:30 pm

Pre-conception and Pregnancy for People With Diabetes

(Dr Aye Seint Naing MBBS. FRCP, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology & Dr Rasha Mukhtar, Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology)

Register for free

Tuesday 19 Oct, 6:00-7:30 pm

Online Cooking Demo: Healthy African Recipes (with Diverse Crawley)

(Marilyn Le Feuvre, Diverse Crawley & Sarah Alicea, Diabetes Specialist Dietitian)

Register for free

Tuesday 26 Oct, 6:00-7.30 pm

Online Cooking Demo: Healthy Caribbean Menu (with Diverse Crawley)

Register for free

Tuesday 9 Nov, 6:00-7:30 pm

Maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY) 

Dr Ali Chakera,University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

Register for free

Past Events

All attendees were informed that the sessions were being recorded and instructed to turn off their cameras if they did not wish to be featured. If you attended the event and wish to be removed from the recording please contact south.east@diabetes.org.uk.

Thursday 21 Jan 1:00pm-2.30 pm

Living emotionally well with your diabetes - available on YouTube

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

Wednesday 3 Feb, 1.30-3.00 pm

Self-management: Empowering people with type 2 diabetes - available on YouTube

(Erwin Castro, Diabetes Nurse Consultant)

Monday 8 Feb, 11.00-12.30 pm

Eating well with diabetes - available on YouTube

(Nicky Mendoza, Diabetes Dietitian)

Tuesday 9 Feb 7.00-8.30 pm

Empowering those with type 1 diabetes - available on YouTube

(Dr Mayank Patel, Consultant in Diabetes)

Thursday 11 Feb 1.00-2.30 pm

How to talk about your psychological wellbeing with your diabetes health professional - available on YouTube

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

Wednesday 17 Feb 6.30-8.00 pm

Diabetes and dementia - available on YouTube

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

Thursday 18 Feb 1.00-2.30 pm

Sick day rules for people living with type 1 diabetes (putting the theory into practice) - available on YouTube

(Anne Eltringham Cox, Diabetes Specialist Nurse)

Monday 22 Feb 1.00-2.30 pm

Sick day rules for people living with type 2 diabetes (putting the theory into practice) - available on YouTube

(Anne Eltringham Cox, Diabetes Specialist Nurse)

Thursday 25 Feb 10.30-12.00 pm

Pre-diabetes and reducing risks of developing type 2 diabetes in the South Asian community - available on YouTube

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

Thursday 4 March 2.00-3.30 pm

Self-management: Empowering people with type 2 diabetes from the South Asian community - available on YouTube

(Dr Binodh Chathanath, GP)

Monday 8 March 5.00-6.30 pm

Looking after your feet and signs of when to seek help - available on YouTube

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

Thursday 15 April 6.00-7.30 pm

Online cooking demonstration: a healthy South Asian menu - available on YouTube

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

Wednesday 21 April 11.00 am -12.30 pm

Healthy South Asian food for people with diabetes - available on YouTube

(Fareeha Jay, Dietitian)

Wednesday 12 May 1:00 – 2:30 pm 

Diabetic Eye Screening: DESPerate times call for very different measures - available on YouTube

(Susanne Sorensen, Programme Manager - Surrey Diabetic Eye Screening Programme)

Wednesday 9 June 3.30 - 5.00 pm

Type 2 diabetes and remission – from research to reality - available on YouTube

(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))

Wednesday 23 June 1:00pm - 2.30 pm

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

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

Tuesday 28 Sept, 6:00-7:30pm

Gestational Diabetes

Dr Ali Chakera, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

Video will be online shortly

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