Project information

Diabetes Wellness Events

Supporting people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes to understand their condition, improve their understanding and self-management of their condition. We work with the healthcare professionals who deliver the educational talks and we provide the opportunity for people to share their experiences.

January 2017 - December 2017

Charity information: Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation

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  • Need

    Need

    Reduce associated diabetes complications and enhance quality of life by providing authoritative information and support to people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. By providing ongoing support programmes which are focused on helping people to establish and maintain good self management skills, we look to reduce the increasing financial burden of the cost of treating complications on the NHS, which is currently estimated to be around 80% of the £10 billion annual spend.

    Solution

    We aim to provide cohesive and holistic support to aim for optimum long term diabetes outcomes. Structured self management programmes are a tried and tested method of improved diabetes healthcare. Only a small proportion are offered them. Our events inspire people to take control of their diabetes management and enable them to maintain a better quality of life. The events are structured, repetitive, needs based and accessible to all.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Improved understanding of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, better self management skills.

    Activities

    » Diabetes Wellness Days interactive talks and demonstrations by HCP's and related services. Exhibition area for 1to1 discussions.

    Consultation via validated health & social care evaluation models are conducted pre & post attendance of the event to assess knowledge gain & sustainability over 12 months.


    Aim 2

    Improved understanding of diabetes complications and the self management skills to help to avoid.

    Activities

    » HCP's explaining how to avoid complications by taking care of their feet, retinal screening, improved BG, exercise, diet, peer support.

    Consultation via validated health & social care evaluation models are conducted pre & post attendance of the event to assess knowledge gain & sustainability over 12 months.


    Aim 3

    Understanding the 9 healthcare checks people should receive every year. What to expect in their CCG

    Activities

    » All the specialist Healthcare professionals available to explain what they should receive and how to access the care they need

    Consultation via validated health & social care evaluation models are conducted pre & post attendance of the event to assess knowledge gain & sustainability over 12 months.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Long term improved diabetes control leading to a better overall health outcomes for people living with type 1 and type 2. Any changes need to be sustainable and measurable. We will have demonstrable measurements which will allow us to make the events scalable and replicated across the UK.

    Risk

    We need to ensure a roll out of wellness events across the UK is sustainable and scaleable. We also have to address the psychological needs of people living with diabetes to encourage people to come to the events and understand the benefits. We can demonstrate our experience and expertise over many years and have a robust plan to ensure the success of future events with demonstrable outcomes. The evaluation process will ensure continual assessment and improvement.

    Reporting

    We will produce a detailed feedback report via email and available to all donors on the website.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,665 Diabetes Wellness Day North Currently this event supports 100 delegates with T1 & T2 diabetes
      £4,510 Active with Diabetes Walk Residential event exercise and type 1 & type 2
      £6,150 Diabetes Wellness Weekend Residential educational event type 1 & type 2
      £7,175 Diabetes Wellness Day South Currently this event supports 200 delegates with T1 & T2 diabetes
  • Background

    Location

    These events are hosted across the UK and attract participants from a wide region and demographic.

    Beneficiaries

    These are people with type 1 and type 2, parents, carers, family friends and diabetes and related healthcare professionals. Local authority, public health and community groups.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been running these events for 17 years developing an accessible and user focused programme with demonstrable and measurable learning outcomes. This is further explored in our latest psycho social impact evaluation work that will be carried out from events held in 2016. Leading to greater patient participation, behavioural change and improved quality of life.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Lee Calladine Staff

    Event coordinator

    Dr Mayank Patel Partner (Diabetologist)

    Programme coordinator and lead HCP (Diabetes Wellness Day South)

    Dr Sue Jones Partner (Diabetologist)

    Programme coordinator and lead HCP (Diabetes Wellness Day North East)

    Professor Katherine Barnard Partner

    Health psychologist leading on measuring and demonstrating impact for knowledge gain and behavioral change

World Diabetes Day - raising awareness

£10

Covers the cost of an annual subscription to the Diabetes Wellness Network