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United Through Diabetes

United Through Diabetes

As DRWF prepares to co-host our first virtual event online we introduce our media partners who are helping to spread the word in support of the event.

Published: Nov 05, 2020
Category: Get involved

This World Diabetes Day join the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation in partnership with Diabetes Professional Care for the first United Through Diabetes event.

The event will be held on World Diabetes Day - Saturday, 14th November from 9.30am to 5pm and you can take part from the comfort of your own home or workspace.

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

Read the event announcement United Through Diabetes – Join DRWF and DPC this World Diabetes Day

Now, some words from our media partners who are helping to make this virtual event a… reality!


Diamond – a comprehensive diabetes data management system for better diabetes care

“Here at Hicom we pride ourselves on the ability to deliver innovative, flexible and secure solutions that support clinical diabetes patient care. Diamond is a market-leading software solution developed in close collaboration with clinicians to help healthcare providers deliver optimum multi-disciplinary diabetes care. The key to Diamond’s success is its ability to save time, reduce human error and duplications, enabling medical professionals to accurately capture, record and report on a wide range of patient data; giving access to real-time reports.

“Diamond is a single care system that manages paediatric and adult diabetes patients enabling a smooth transition between the two. Utilised as an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system, Diamond consolidates data from multiple sources into one single view that allows all departments to access information on people with diabetes. This helps Trusts to move towards a paper-light process and enables clinicians to easily see what information must be submitted for auditing purposes, through the use of data indicators.”

Find out more here


Desang Magazine

Desang (which roughly means, 'of blood'), was set up by Sue Marshall – a regular contributor to DRWF’s monthly newsletter Diabetes Wellness News. Having lived with Type 1 diabetes since the age of 5 and having had a career in journalism, she set the company up in order to sell a range of diabetes kitbags that she had designed. She says, "I figured if I needed one, well-made and stylish dedicated kitbag to look after all my diabetes bits -- injection pens, needles, cartridges, blood test meter, landing device, pot of strips -- then surely other people living with diabetes might need one too. After establishing about 5,000 email addresses via kitbag sales, I started a sponsored email to the 'kitbaggers' and eventually went back to my first love -- print. Well, in fairness, not actual print, but a digital magazine."

Featuring news, opinion pieces, interviews and information on the carb content and other nutritional values of foods, the magazine is monthly and is free for anyone interested in diabetes to sign up to.

For more information email Sue here saying 'Sign me up!'


We hope you will join us on World Diabetes Day, 14th November, to make this a truly exceptional global diabetes event.

A sample of what to expect on the day:
  • Hope versus hype in diabetes research -What research means to people living with diabetes. A research and patient perspective.
  • How to prepare for my video or telephone diabetes review – including questions to ask, notes to have ready
  • An audience with Professor Partha Kar, National Specialty Advisor for Diabetes with NHS England and Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Food for thought! What diet is best for me? Navigating the carb confusion, including shake and soup replacement

For more details view the programme online here
Don’t delay! Register to attend our FREE United Through Diabetes event here
Find out more about United Through Diabetes at DRWF Events
For more information about this year’s virtual Diabetes Professional Care conference for healthcare professionals supported by DRWF as registration sponsors from 11-13 November visit here
Support DRWF by making a donation here
Find out more about DRWF-funded research here
Read Staying safe with diabetes from Covid-19 – latest government guidelines

DRWF operations during the Covid-19 health crisis

The DRWF team is now working remotely. Covid-19 guidance, particularly where it aligns or impacts with diabetes guidance, is shared as quickly as possible through the DRWF website and social media channels with the aim of making it as easy to understand as possible and a reliable source of latest news.

For latest update follow DRWF on FacebookInstagram and Twitter
To receive the charity’s latest bulletins as they become available, please sign up here
Subscribe to Diabetes Wellness News here
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