DRWF support Diabetes and Healthy Hearts event in Portsmouth.
An educational day offering support for people with diabetes was held in Portsmouth recently at the John Pounds Centre.
The Diabetes and Healthy Hearts event is now in its second year and was attended by around 80 people, with healthcare exhibitors and diabetes healthcare professionals.
Azmina Govindji with one of the delegates cooking Rainbow Rice
A live cooking demonstration was hosted by Azmina Govindji, Registered Dietitian and member of the DRWF Editorial Advisory Board, who provided a step-by-step guide to making a dish called Rainbow Rice.
Lee Calladine and Steve Lille of DRWF
DRWF Event Coordinator Lee Calladine, who has type 1 diabetes, was among the guest speakers, and held a presentation and Q & A session on the work of DRWF and his experiences of living with the condition.
Melissa Smith, Level 4 Diabetes, Obesity and Weight Management Specialist and Rebecca Spencer, Healthy Living Coordinator at the John Pounds Centre
Rebecca Spencer, Healthy Living Coordinator at the John Pounds Centre, said: “Following on from the success of last year’s event, we held another ‘Diabetes and Healthy Hearts Event’ on 27th September.
“The purpose of event was to provide people living with these conditions information, ideas, and the chance to share their views and experiences in a friendly and community environment. Feedback from the event was really positive with attendees reporting that they found all the sessions informative, and especially enjoyed getting involved with the live cookery demonstrations with Azmina Govindji.”