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14 Nov
United Through Diabetes
10:00, November 14, 2021

14 - 18 November. Join a unique virtual event for people living with diabetes. Discover the very latest diabetes information and hear from the UK’s leading diabetes healthcare professionals.


Bridging the gap between healthcare professionals and people living with diabetes with up-to-date education, and inspirational sessions to help people living with all types of diabetes, and their family and friends.


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Our Mission

Giving you the confidence, knowledge, and tools you need to take control of your own health and diabetes journey.

What will be on offer?

Our programme has been designed by people living with diabetes and our expert line up of healthcare professionals:

Our full programme will be published soon. Highlights include:

The event programme has been designed by people living with diabetes and our expert line-up of diabetes healthcare professionals: 

· 14th November - 12:00 - 14:00 - Diabetes Research - Past, Present and Future 

· 15th November - 19:00 - 20:00  - Sick day rules, flu Jabs, covid and managing diabetes during the wintertime 

· 16th November - 19:00 - 20:00 - Living with diabetes as a young person and family 

· 18th November - 19:00 - 20:00 - The 15 Essential Diabetes Checks. What they are and why you should have them

Speakers include:

Professor Emeritus David Matthews 
Professor of Diabetic Medicine 
University of Oxford 

Dr Mayank Patel
Consultant in Diabetes
Quality in Care awards 2015 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust 

Dr Eleanor Kennedy
Research Manager
Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation 

Dr David Strain 
Senior Clinical Lecturer
University of Exeter 

Professor John Wilding 
Institute of Life Course and Medical Sciences 
University of Liverpool 

Dr Mark Evans 
University Lecturer (Clinical), Department of Medicine 
University of Cambridge 

Dr Shivani Misra 
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer 
Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction 
Imperial College London 

Dr Chloe Rackham 
DRWF Research Fellow 
University of Exeter

Donna Edwards 
Locality Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Hexham Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust  

Adam Mapani MBE 
First Nurse Consultant Ophthalmology  
Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow 
Moorfields Eye Hospital, London 

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“As a person both living with Type 1 Diabetes and working in diabetes education, I can't stress enough the value of keeping informed and staying educated on the subject. It doesn't matter what type of diabetes you have or if you are a family member, friend, or carer, United Through Diabetes have something for everyone.”

Lee Calladine, DRWF Events Co-Ordinator

“As the organiser of the UK’s leading national diabetes event for healthcare professionals, we’re so excited to have the opportunity to give people living with diabetes, and their friends and families a day of education and support. We know that, this year in particular, there have been less opportunities for people living with diabetes to access support, communicate with other people living with diabetes, and access learning and skills to self-manage their health. We look forward to welcoming you all to this free-to-attend day of education where you’ll be able to communicate directly with others from around the uk and our partners and sponsors who include the NHS, patient charities and advocacy groups, and many of the most innovative diabetes tech and service providers.”

Maggie Meer, Founder of Diabetes Professional Care & United Through Diabetes


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