The Diabetes UK Big Event - This Coming Weekend !

This coming Saturday will see the start of the Diabetes Big Event in London, which is a Diabetes UK annual occurrence that brings together everyone and anyone who has something to do with diabetes. From experts to patients and organisations that work in the field, everyone comes together to share experiences, learn and enjoy the day. (#DUKBigEvent). This years event is being held at the Novotel Hotel in Hammersmith, London. And it is a great way for people with diabetes to meet up, gain vital support, make friends and hopefully begin to inspire others.

The Big Event aims to provide key skills for everyone; whether you have diabetes or are living with someone who has the condition. The plan for the day consists of a great range of workshops and talks, about a number of different interesting and informative topics that could help you with regard to diabetes management and beyond. The full programme can be found online here; and is definitely worth taking a look through - it touches on everything a person with diabetes would need to to know from Pumps to Pregnancy, from Children to Research - there is a talk for everyone!

The knowledge and skills you could pick up from this event could prove invaluable. However the best part about events such as these is the amazing people you meet. Because of course... when people with diabetes come together, something amazing happens. That's what I believe and what I've found from the numerous events I've attended with other people who also have the condition. Now this is your opportunity to put the idea to the test. Not only will you able to share stories and experiences with others, but it could even help you take away some of the fears that diabetes sometimes brings. Fear that you're alone in it, fear that if you do x,y or z something bad might happen. Or even if you've recently been diagnosed- you will meet a lot of like minded people and through this learnt that you're not alone.

Here is a run down of details of the event. More info can be found on the Diabetes UK website.

Saturday 14 September 2013

Novotel London West
W6 8DR

What's On
  • Choose from 16 workshops covering Type 1 and Type 2 issues, such as pumps and gadgets, diabetes at school and coping with emotional issues
  • Hear about the latest diabetes research for Type 1 and Type 2
  • Connect with others and share experiences
  • An exhibition showcasing new information and products to help you better manage your diabetes
  • Free supervised activities for children and teenagers (5–16) and on-site crèche for those under 5
  • Lunch and refreshments included

As if all this wasn't enough, you can even be added to a Twitter guest list by tweeting @DiabetesUK with the hashtag #DUKBigEvent! So stop reading this and get your ticket NOW! Before they are all gone! Click Here to be taken to the ticketing page.


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