Sunday, April 23, 2017

Between us we have lived with Type 1 Diabetes for 42 years and have experienced everything the condition has to throw at you. We believe we can pass on simple tools that will enable you to incorporate good diabetes control into your everyday life.

We are excited to announce that we will soon be offering the following half-day workshops:

Newly Diagnosed - for both families and individuals.

Having gone through the terrifying experience of being told we’d have to inject insulin for the rest of our life, we believe we can give a helping hand to those in the same position, as well as their families. Although a newly diagnosed diabetic is given a lot of support from the hospital, in our experience it is often limited due to the resources available in the NHS.

We can teach you how to incorporate the sudden influx of BG testing and carbohydrate counting into your everyday family life as well as help you explain to your friends what is happening and how best to cope with it. It’s a scary situation to be in but we think we can make it slightly easier for you with just a few tips and a whole lot of personal experience.

Growing up with diabetes - for both families and individuals

If there’s one thing both of us did when we hit our teens it was to rebel against our diabetes and our families. Luckily for us we didn’t cause too much long term damage, however, it doesn’t take long for these dangers to occur.

Situations such as going to parties, staying away from home, going on holiday and of course adjustment to high school with exams etc, can often be difficult to approach as a diabetic. Our workshop will educate you, and your family, on the best way to handle your diabetes and show you how you can still live a normal ‘teenage’ life despite the constant care needed.

Diabetes in the workplace - for both the individual and colleagues

Again, through first hand experience, we know that the nerves of a first day at work can often cause an embarrassing hypo situation, or that a night of high blood sugars can severely disrupt the following working day.
The aim of this workshop is to educate and inform your colleagues enabling you to work to the best of your ability.