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Health taking centre stage

From left, Diabetes Specialist Nurse Lisa Doughty, volunteer Hayley Hakannson, Dietician Anna Lumsden, DRWF Event Coordinator Lee Calladine, PR & Communications Claire Levy, volunteerLionel Curtis,
From left, Diabetes Specialist Nurse Lisa Doughty, volunteer Hayley Hakannson, Dietician Anna Lumsden, DRWF Event Coordinator Lee Calladine, PR & Communications Claire Levy, volunteerLionel Curtis,

People can learn more about how to cope with diabetes as an annual event returns to Hartlepool.

The team from Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF) will be joined by local healthcare professionals to provide advice and guidance to people living with diabetes to better manage their condition.

From left, Dietician Anna Lumsden, Diabetes Specialist Nurse Lisa Doughty, DRWF Event Coordinator Lee Calladine, PR & Communications Claire Levy

From left, Dietician Anna Lumsden, Diabetes Specialist Nurse Lisa Doughty, DRWF Event Coordinator Lee Calladine, PR & Communications Claire Levy

The annual Diabetes Wellness Day held in Hartlepool has proved popular and the last few places are now available.

DRWF Event Coordinator Lee Calladine said: “We are looking forward to returning to Hartlepool, this will be the seventh year we have run the Diabetes Wellness Day and we are so pleased to have received national recognition of the work we do.

“It is so important for people to have a thorough understanding of their diabetes, so they can learn to self-manage their own condition and hopefully avoid the debilitating long-term complications that can come about.”

DRWF’s Diabetes Wellness Day at the Hartlepool Maritime Experience on Saturday, November 5, is supported by the specialist diabetes teams from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, the University Hospital of Hartlepool and Hartlepool Borough Council Health Trainer Service who provide talks and presentations about living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

It runs from 9.30am to 3.30pm, it costs £5 to attend and includes refreshments and lunch.

Hayley Hakansson, 49, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes eight years ago, said: “We always learn something new and it has really helped me to improve my health, I would recommend it to anyone living with diabetes or who just wants to learn more about the condition.”

For a place, contact the charity on 02392 636133 or booking through Eventbrite on http://bit.ly/DWDN17, or email events@drwf.org.uk. For more information about the event cntact Lee Calladine on 02392 636133 or email events@drwf.org.uk.