Take part in fun events and gain confidence

Rosie Trout from Drayton with her husband Daryl, who has dementia, talking to support worker Cliff Cropley.  Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (171236-1)

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CHILDREN with Type 1 diabetes are being encouraged to take part in activities to help build confidence.

The message is being delivered by Diabetes UK.

Jill Steaton, south east regional manager, said: ‘We know taking part in events, makes a massive difference to the lives of children who may be struggling with aspects of their diabetes.

Kayaking, rock climbing, day trips and zoo visits are some of the activities children can take part in.

‘Children and families are given the support, skills and confidence they need to help them manage their condition.

‘Healthcare professionals are on hand to give advice and support in a relaxed setting a world away from hospitals and doctor’s surgeries.

‘We don’t want any child to feel isolated because of their diabetes. Our events are a brilliant opportunity for children, young people and families to make lasting friendships, learn more about their diabetes and improve their care.’

For more information about events in the area, call 020 7424 1000, or visit diabetes.org.uk.