First Dietitians at Crawley’s “Living with Diabetes Day”
On Thursday 15th October 2015, representatives from the First Dietitians Team presented at Diabetes UK and Crawley CCG’s “Living with Diabetes Day”.
Around seventy people living with Type 2 diabetes, attended to learn more about how to self-manage the condition from local healthcare professionals. Attendees were predominantly from Crawley and Horsham, but some came from Brighton, Surrey and even Sevenoaks.
First Dietitians delivered the “Food and Diabetes” workshop twice over the day and Alison Chadwick and Edel Magee sat on the expert panel with virtually all of the attendees’ questions being around diet.
Many thanks to Helen Pitt and Anna FitzGibbon who assisted with planning the day, but particular thanks goes to Alison and Edel who led the workshops so confidently and competently.
Full feedback is awaited, but one attendee thanked the organisers saying:
“It was a great day - I feel much more confident to manage my diabetes now!”
Timothy Hoe, Service Lead for First Dietitians