Magical Diabetes Event

Photos of the event are available to see now by clicking here. The start of the show. Here’s what is coming

For further information please contact Louise Brady @Louisebrady17 and 
Susan Mason-Cave @susanmason66 on twitter

The Magic Show

Listen to Dr Simon Westmerland, a patient with type 1 diabetes as well as being a GP at Donneybrook surgery, talk about type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and the kinds of issues he raises with his patients

Listen to Susan Mason-Cave (@susanmason66), Specialist Diabetes Nurse talk about the important role of the Healthy Trainer service in supporting patients to change their lifestyle, eat healthily and encourage more exercise

Listen to Diane Moran (@greattobe40), patient with type 1 diabetes, talk about her own personal experience, the highs and the lows and the highs again

Listen to David Cragg (@davidcragg), patient with type 1 diabetes, talk about his own experience of diabetes and how he has learned to overcome his fears and gain confidence in managing his own diabetes

Listen to the Rock Choir perform live on stage 

Listen to Dr Amir Hannan (@amirhannan), GP at Haughton Thornley Medical Centres talk about patients accessing their records, understanding them and how practices are locally beginning to offer online services to patients. You can also hear Hilda Gilbert, aged 85 and a patient of Haughton Vale surgery and her daughter Jean McKnight talk about the benefits of accessing the records for them and what it means. Eric Evanson, chair of Donneybrook surgery Patient Participation Group talks about the benefits as well  

Listen to Heather Henry (@HeatherHenry4) talk about Asset Based Community Development and how today shows what a community can do when people come together to support each other, She also talks about Salford Dadz and how helping dads leads to helping their kids too!

Finally thanks to all the people who helped to make the Magical Diabetes Event happen. We could not have done it without all the support and encouragement fro you all. We raised over £700 for Diabetes UK and had a lot of fun. Here is Louise Brady (@louisebrady17), practice nurse at Donneybrook surgery closing the event with thanks to all the people who came together to make this a wonderful evening of joy, celebration and hope that we can help each and every one of you and make a difference.

Useful links

Diabetes UK

Diabetes Care – How Haughton Thornley Medical Centres informs patients about how to understand your records and diabetes

The Healthy Trainer Service supporting you to change your lifestyle

Salford Dadz

Rock Choir

Listen to Jacqui Gladwin (@GladersJ) talk about the Patient Participation Group, accessing your records and understanding them, looking after your health & Health Pledge. She was interviewed on 8th November on Tameside Radio.