We all need help managing our diabetes and we'd love you to join us!

This year consider joining us at one of our award-winning Diabetes Wellness events and discover some new skills, knowledge, and tools to take more control of your health and wellbeing.

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

DRWF Diabetes Wellness Days

We know living with all forms of diabetes can be a daily challenge. Our Diabetes Wellness Days provide a relaxed and informal setting where you can learn about the many aspects of managing your diabetes. Family members, friends and carers are encouraged to attend too.

Our days create a sense of community and bring together a wealth of information, expertise, and knowledge under one roof. Each day features an exhibition area where you will have the opportunity to meet and chat with the visiting healthcare professionals, community groups, holistic practitioners and diabetes industry experts who will be on hand to offer advice on the latest diabetes-related information, products, and services.

Alongside the exhibition area, a full programme of interactive talks and workshops will take place throughout the day, all delivered by the specialist diabetes teams from your local area.

DRWF subsidise these days as part of our key objective activities and they are only £5 per person to attend.

I attended the day with my wife to hopefully learn more about living with diabetes, new drugs and treatments, tips and advice. Well, to put it straight to the point, I was amazed on how much I learned. It has helped me see so many new ways of assisting my wife to keep her diabetes under control and in seeking support from our diabetes team. Thank you for all your help and we look forward very much to seeing you all next year.

— Gordon and Doreen Luck, Diabetes Wellness Day Delegates:

Diabetes Wellness Family Camps

DRWF, in collaboration with children’s charity Over The Wall, will provide two annual events in 2022 for children aged 0-17 living with type 1 diabetes and their families.

Type 1 Family Camp

This two-night residential activity camp recognises the challenges that type 1 diabetes places on the whole family and offers an opportunity for bonding, serious fun, and friendship.

Camp is about making connections with other families in a similar situation and meeting new friends. You will be encouraged to try a range of activities such as high ropes, abseiling, canoeing, climbing and arts and crafts together as a family.

All the activities are designed to help create a sense of achievement and we take great pride in ensuring that every one of our campers leave camp feeling more resilient, confident, energised, and positive than when they arrived!

Volunteers, medical and nursing staff who have experience in dealing with a huge variety of paediatric conditions will be there the whole weekend to offer their support.

These camps are entirely FREE and all accommodation, food and activities are subsidised by both charities.

I felt that the day exceeded my expectations as a 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):
The Camp in the Cloud logo used by DRWF.

Camp in the Cloud

This is a FREE to attend one-day virtual camp. These innovative, inclusive, and engaging camps feature a virtual programme where families can experience the magic of a DRWF and Over the Wall camp from the comfort of their home.

Campers are given exclusive access to the bespoke Camp in the Cloud platform, where they can engage with a mixture of online and real-life activities.

There are opportunities for campers and families to interact with other families who are attending the same Camp in the Cloud, through secure message boards and fun video calls.

Campers are sent our ‘Seriously Fun Box’ in the post, containing every single resource they need to participate.

People live with diabetes day in, day out. Not everyone can be seen regularly by a diabetes specialist. Access to high quality education of an appropriate standard in an appropriate setting is fundamental if we are to see engagement and successful self-management. Education is pivotal if we are to empower people to take charge of their diabetes as much as possible. I am honoured to support these unique events provided by DRWF for people living with diabetes.

— Dr Mayank Patel, Physician in Diabetes, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust:

United Through Diabetes virtual event

DRWF in partnership with Diabetes Professional Care return with this FREE to attend innovative virtual event. The United Through Diabetes programme offers an informative and engaging online event aimed at people living with all forms of diabetes, as well as family members, care givers and diabetes healthcare professionals.

The comprehensive programme covers many key topics to provide personal know-how, practical tools, and information to help with good diabetes self-management.

Our aim is to help give you the confidence and knowledge you need to take control of your own health and diabetes journey.

 

2022 DRWF Educational Events for people living with diabetes – Dates for your diary:

 

Diabetes Wellness Type 1 Family Camp

Saturday, 30th April - Monday, 2nd May 2022

NAYC and ACUK, Whitemoor Lakes, Staffordshire

 

Diabetes Wellness Day South

Saturday, 14th May 2022

Solent Hotel, Whiteley, Hampshire

Book here

 

Diabetes Wellness Day Midlands

Saturday, 24th September 2022

Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Book here

 

Virtual Type 1 Family Camp Camp in the Cloud

15th October 2022

 

Diabetes Wellness Day North

Saturday, 26th November 2022

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool

Book here

 

And more to be confirmed

Award-winning educational events programme

DRWF’s Diabetes Wellness Day events have been recognised by the Sanofi Diabetes (QiC) Quality in Care Award Programme and are the recipients of a national award in Empowering People with Diabetes. This national award recognises innovative practice demonstrating quality in diabetes management, education, and services for people with diabetes and/or their families, throughout the UK. In November 2018 DRWF was also thrilled to be awarded Charity of the Year at the Diabetes Professional Care (DPC) Industry Awards.

Registration information

We only ask a nominal registration fee of £5 per person to attend each of the Diabetes Wellness Days. Your registration fee includes the full programme, the exhibition area, all-day refreshments, a healthy lunch, delegate bag and parking. If you need to travel, special hotel rates can also be provided.

More information

To request an event registration form and for more information about all DRWF events in 2022, email events@drwf.org.uk or telephone DRWF Events Co-ordinator, Lee Calladine on 023 9263 6133

DRWF Fundraising Events upcoming activities for 2022

5K-a-day Step Challenge

1 March

 

Cardiff Half Marathon

27 March

 

Great Birmingham Half Marathon

1 May

 

Spinnaker Tower Abseil

Portsmouth

July TBC

 

Ride London 100

London

Date TBC (September)

 

Diabetes Dawdle-Walk

19 September

 

Great South Run

Portsmouth

16 October

 

Christmas Cards

August-December

 

The Big Give

November-December

 

Vitality London 10,000

London

Date TBC

 

TrekFest Three Peaks]

Brecon

Date TBC

 

Child Dress Down Campaign

Date TBC

 

Skydive

Salisbury

Dates available

 

For more information about DRWF Fundraising visit here
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