Diabetes awareness

DIABETES specialists were delighted with the response they had at an awareness event held in Hartlepool.

Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF) held a Wellness Day at the Hartlepool Maritime Experience to coincide with World Diabetes Day last weekend.

University Hospital of Hartlepool consultant physician Dr Susan Jones and lead diabetes nurse specialist Lisa Doughty gave an update on some of the latest research taking place in the region to an audience made up of patients suffering with Type 1 and Type 2 of the condition.

DRWF event co-ordinator Lee Calladine said: “We were really pleased to work with Dr Susan Jones and her specialist diabetes team again to put on an interactive day of talks and discussions for people living with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in the North-East.

“It was also great to welcome the many family members and friends that attended, as it is just as important for them to understand what their loved ones are dealing with so they can help support them.”

Dr Jones added: “As a diabetes healthcare professional, I was delighted to work with DRWF to support this Diabetes Wellness Day for people in our region.

“The day provided talks and networking sessions in a friendly and relaxed environment.

“It allowed people to obtain more knowledge through interaction with their peers, as well as having access to our team of healthcare professionals.

“Our aim was to provide people with the tools and skills they need to better manage their diabetes, develop their existing knowledge and learn something completely new.”