Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwickshire
8:45, 21 Sep 2024

Following the success of our first ever ‘United Through Diabetes’, we’d love to invite you to join us again in 2024 for this unique event and one-stop-shop of everything diabetes all under one roof.

Once again, we will bring experts together from across the diabetes community to share their knowledge, expertise, practical skills, personal experiences and the very latest in information, guidance and diabetes related services and products.

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Please note: Your booking confirmation and reminder emails will come from Cheryl at The Compleat Group, who are managing the registration process on behalf of DRWF. Please keep your eyes open and check junk folders as we don’t want you to miss these important messages to help you plan your day with us.

Visit our 2023 UTD Digital Hub here for a taste of what to expect

United Through Diabetes will give you the opportunity to listen to talks and take part in workshops delivered by the very best diabetes professionals from across the NHS, meet and speak with experts from leading technology and diagnostic companies, engage with our funded diabetes researchers and learn all about their groundbreaking work, meet and speak with representatives from related health charities, government wellbeing and university research teams and health service providers. It’s also a great place to meet other people living with diabetes and make new friends.


We only ask for a very small registration fee per person to attend the event. Your registration fee includes all areas of United Through Diabetes, unlimited refreshments and snacks, a soup and sandwich lunch, delegate bag and free parking. 

  • Adult Ticket - £10 per person
  • Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children aged 3-16) - £20
  • Child Ticket (ages 3-16) - £5 per person
  • Child Ticket (ages 2 years and under) - Free

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Did you know that it costs DRWF approx. £190 per person to put on United Through Diabetes? However, we heavily subsidise your cost of attending as part of the charity’s objective activities and our educational aims. In the past people have registered but not attended on the day, which has left us with the full cost of their place. As places are limited, not attending also stops someone else from coming to the day.  If you register and a change in circumstances means you are unable to attend, please let us know at your earliest convenience. This will help us as a charity very much and we would be most grateful. Refunds are available for bookings before 29th July. 


Programme Streams

United Through Diabetes 2024 will have dedicated programme streams for people of all ages living with every type of diabetes as well as family members, carers, and healthcare professionals. Special content with interactive talks, practical workshops and activities will feature for all the different types of diabetes, so each audience has its very own space and programme.

  • People living with Type 2 Diabetes
  • Children, young people, and families living with Type 1 Diabetes
  • People of all ages living with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Members of diverse communities living with diabetes such as: 
    -South Asian
    -People living with disabilities
    -People living with diabetes related complications
  • Diabetes Research Village
  • Diabetes Community Village
  • Meet the Experts Exhibition Room

Exhibition Room

The exhibition room will form the hub of the event where you will have the opportunity to meet and talk with our guest experts from the leading diabetes technology companies about their latest products, insulin pumps, closed-loop systems, blood-glucose meters, diabetes management apps and even try out a trial CGM.  You can also put your questions to the visiting NHS diabetes teams including diabetes specialist nurses and consultants, dietitians, retinal screeners, pharmacists, and specialist podiatrists. We will also be joined by diabetes community groups, university and local government health teams and traders who will be on hand to offer advice on health, lifestyle and diabetes-related products and services.

Diabetes Research Village

We have an amazing team of DRWF funded researchers joining us who will be showcasing and presenting their work for you. Listen to talks about the latest ground-breaking diabetes research, meet the team behind the world-class Islet Isolation Facility and transplant programme and take this rare opportunity to put your questions to the experts. We are proud to fund and work with these experts at the leading edge of diabetes research, from basic science to clinical application, our researchers are at the forefront of recent advances and longstanding programmes. Together we are invested in a brighter future for all people living with diabetes, and you will get the opportunity to meet them.

Diabetes Research Films and DRWF Film Reel

Visit the screening room to watch our recently recorded research films and interview film reel.  Throughout the day we will play these on a loop, so you can view them at your leisure. The films will feature panel discussions and one-on-one interviews with previous and current researchers who will reflect on the advances and changes in diabetes over the past 25 years, and their own personal highlights and hopes for the future. We will also be showing interviews with leading diabetes healthcare professionals.

Diabetes Community Village

Join us in the Diabetes Community Village and meet other people from across the diabetes community, make new friends and share experiences over a cup of coffee and snack. Take part in some fun activities and find out how you can help raise money and awareness for DRWF. Be a daredevil and sign up for a skydive or abseil, win some awesome prizes in our prize draw, pick up your 2024 Christmas cards and gift wrappings, or one of Karen's handmade Bee-Well natural bee's wax candles, rummage through some items in the DRWF charity shop and meet and chat with DRWF team members and volunteers who will be on hand to share the latest diabetes news and information with you.

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Refreshments and Lunch

Unlimited refreshments and snacks will be served throughout the day in the Diabetes Community Village and a soup and sandwich lunch will be served in the restaurant between 12pm and 2pm.

Travel and Accommodation

If you are travelling to join us at the event, the team at Chesford Grange will have rooms available for attendees. To book please contact the hotel reception on 0330 1071599 or visit their website for more information on pricing and availability.

As well as our event, there are lots of wonderful places to visit in the area like Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Gardens, Shakespeare’s Historic Stratford upon Avon, William the Conqueror’s medieval Warwick Castle and the Heart of England National Forest, so you could even make a weekend of it.

Parking and Access

Parking at Chesford Grange will be free for people attending the event and there are spaces for 650 cars. The hotel is fully accessible for people with disabilities.

"I felt that the day exceeded my expectations as a diabetes professional and volunteer. It was great to be part of a team of people who were so committed to getting better patient outcomes and Wellness for people with Diabetes."

— Maggie Meer, Founder of Diabetes Professional Care (DPC)


Since Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation’s inception in the UK in 1998 we have remained committed to supporting people living with all types of diabetes and those that care for them with our Diabetes Wellness Event Programme. From our humble beginnings holding local educational days in community halls and hospitals, the events soon grew to include our regional Diabetes Wellness Days, residential weekends, walking and activity holidays and healthy cooking days. Recent years have seen the events grow further to include our, in person and virtual Diabetes Wellness Type 1 Family Camps. In 2018 our work was recognised by colleagues across the diabetes industry with a national Sanofi ‘Quality in Care Award’ in Empowering People with Diabetes.

It’s been a remarkable journey and along the way we have forged great memories, made amazing friends, worked with the very best experts in the world of diabetes and changed lives. Now we are in our 26th year, we are looking ahead with great excitement to the next chapter and taking things to another level where we can support even more people living with diabetes.

We hope you’ll join us at our next United Through Diabetes event. We would love to see you there.

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