Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust Paediatric and Young Adult Diabetes Team are holding their second event for young people with Type 1 Diabetes on Tuesday, 22 August from 1 - 4pm at Reading College, Kings Road, Reading, RG1 4HJ.
The event is kindly being sponsored by a number of companies working in the field of diabetes, and will be offering top tips, goodie bags, food and refreshments. There will be a chance to win a range of prizes including headphones, Amazon and iTunes vouchers.
After the success of the first event, the team worked with a number of young people who had attended, and welcomed their ideas and suggestions for additional topic ideas, and how to improve future events. The event will include various topic stations ranging from driving, benefits, sexual health, drugs, alcohol and living away from home. There will also be an opportunity to participate in a question and answer session anonymously. As part of the event, young people with diabetes can if they wish, share their experiences about managing their condition on a daily basis.
Alongside the youth workshops, the Diabetes team will be running a new seminar for parents of the attendees. The seminar will focus on the challenges parents come across as their children reach this transitional stage, how they can support them while they live away from home. It will also give them an opportunity to meet other local parents in a similar position.
Dr Foteini Kavvoura, consultant diabetologist, and lead for the Young Adult Diabetes Clinic: “Type 1 Diabetes is a lifelong condition and can cause very serious short and long-term health problems. The RBH has range of outpatient services for children and young people with diabetes and we actively want to support our patients self-manage their condition and lead full lives, despite the constant on-going management of their diabetes.”
“The event aims to highlight useful skills that young people can implement to lead an independent life, provide peer support to each other, and be aware of some of the challenges that all young people face at this exciting time in their life”.
If you are a young adult aged 17-21 with T1 Diabetes and would like to attend, please contact the Young Adult Diabetes Team on: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0118 322 8811
The team look forward to hearing from you.
1 August 2017