NHS Fife’s Diabetes Patient Focus Group are inviting people living with or affected by diabetes, including carers and family members, to an information morning on Saturday, 3rd March 2018 at Lynebank Hospital, Dunfermline.

Registration will start at 9.30am with the first presentation beginning at 10am.  Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available during a mid-morning break and the event will finish at 1.15pm.

The morning will include a presentation on the updated DVLA guidelines for driving with diabetes followed by workshops focusing on important specific areas of diabetes  – annual health checks, Hba1c, changes to sugar content in drinks; diabetes and the kidneys; and mental health and wellbeing.

 

Dr John Chalmers, Diabetes Consultant Physician said:

“Events like these help people with diabetes learn about the impact diabetes can have on their daily life and their future health, however, more importantly it informs them of what they can do to manage their diabetes and stay well.”

A variety of information stands will be available for people to gain further information and ask questions on topics such as sharps boxes, local support groups, eye screening and many more.

Ross Kerr, Chair of Diabetes Patient Focus Group said: “This event has been designed by the Diabetes Patient Focus Group for Fife – so by people with Diabetes for people with Diabetes.

“Events like this are a key opportunity for people with Diabetes to ask questions and get more information about important aspects of diabetes and are an opportunity that should not be missed.”

There are a limited number of spaces available so if you are interested in attending please contact the Diabetes MCN on 01592 226736 or you can e-mail fife-UHB.vascularmcns@nhs.net to book your place.