Dr Partha Kar with Oliver Jelley, editor of a publication for
healthcare professionals, The Diabetes Times
From left: Dr Philip Newland-Jones, Mike Kendall, Dr Sophie
Harris and Kev Winchcombe of www.t1resources.co.uk
key health messages to support optimised
glycaemic control and psychosocial wellbeing.
The programme has grown from
workshops delivery to include a 'hub' area
and satellite sessions throughout the day.
The charity's entry highlighted
the growth and sustainability of an
educational event programme for people
with all forms of diabetes which has grown
tremendously over a number of years,
showcasing, in particular, the Diabetes
Wellness Day South which is held in the
Wessex region each year.
On the Special Award, the judges noted,
"The Diabetes Research and Wellness
Foundation has put together a brilliant
education support programme with
excellent outcomes. The events are clearly
user focused, providing an opportunity for
peer support and re-engaging those users
who have missed out on a structured
education. The programme offers huge
value to future users and has great
potential to reach other areas of the UK."
Sarah Tutton, DRWF Chief Executive,
says of the award, "We are very proud to
have won the Judges' Special Award. It's
amazing to have this hard work recognised
amongst so many other fantastic projects
going on around the country. Professor
Kath Barnard, Managing Director of
BHR Limited and member of the DRWF
Research Advisory Board, has conducted
a two-year research project for DRWF
with a number of event attendees. Her
detailed report demonstrates how much
the events improve delegates' diabetes
self-management skills which we know
leads to better long term health and
Diabetes Wellness Days are now held
in the South, Midlands and North-East of
the country ensuring that as many people
as possible can participate.
We have worked hard over a number of years to build
a support programme that has real benefit for people
managing diabetes and the challenges that it presents."
- Sarah Tutton, JDRF"