Managing and living with diabetes can be a challenge, which is why we have created our Diabetes Wellness Days to support people living with

This year DRWF will be returning to Hartlepool for the 10th annual Diabetes Wellness Day North, which forms part of our national programme of educational events. Over the last decade, the educational event programme has gone from strength to strength in providing information, advice, support and the practical skills needed to manage and improve life for people living with diabetes.

Why should I attend a Diabetes Wellness Day?

The Diabetes Wellness Days bring together a wealth of information under one roof for people living with diabetes, their family members, carers, friends and those with an interest in the condition. The chance to learn, explore and gather the tools, understanding and practical skills needed to improve life with diabetes and the keys to healthier living are provided, ensuring all participants have the opportunity to raise their questions, share their experiences and enjoy the support of a friendly, like-minded diabetes community in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. At our days you can learn how to take better control of your diabetes and go home armed with the know-how to change your life and health for the better.

What can I expect at a Diabetes Wellness Day?

Each Diabetes Wellness Day consists of an exhibition area, where you will have the opportunity to spend as much time as you like visiting the stands and chatting with a variety of healthcare professionals, community groups, holistic practitioners and diabetes experts who will be on hand to offer advice on diet, health, lifestyle and the latest blood-glucose meters and diabetes-related products and services. As well as the exhibition area, a programme of interactive talks given by your local specialist diabetes team and screeners will run throughout the day. The talks will cover many aspects of diabetes, including facts about diabetes, foot care, eye care, diet, exercise, physical activity, hypos and hypers, medications, blood-glucose testing and much more.

Anything else?

We will announce full details of the programme nearer the event, but as well as the aforementioned, you can also expect activities such as trim-trail walks, Tai Chi, Nordic Walking, sit-down exercises and cookery demonstrations.

Group photo of our staff and volunteers at the Wellness Day North in 2019

What makes the Diabetes Wellness Days special?

It is the collaboration between DRWF, specialist diabetes teams and regional healthcare services, complimenting and reinforcing key health messages to support improved blood glucose control and the enhanced feelings of well-being people experience after attending the events.

 Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes Award

The DRWF team were delighted to be awarded the Judges' Special Award and Highly Commended in the Empowering People with Diabetes category at the 2017 Quality in Care awards evening. This award recognises the innovative practice demonstrating quality in diabetes management, education and services for people with diabetes and/or their families, throughout the UK. The judges said: “The events are clearly user-focused, providing an opportunity for peer support and re-engaging those users who have missed out on a structured education.” DRWF was also awarded the 2018 Charity of the Year Award at the Diabetes Professional Care Industry Awards. 


Our Diabetes Wellness Days are key objective activities for the charity. We only ask a nominal fee of £5 per person to attend. Your registration fee includes the full programme, the exhibition area, delegate bag, all-day refreshments and biscuits, a healthy lunch and free parking. 

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