Come along to our FREE Type 1 Discovery Day in Norwich at The Assembly House, where you can find out more about the latest progress in type 1 diabetes research, listen to inspirational talks and meet other adults affected by the condition. Entertainment will be provided for children.
The day involves:
9.30am – Registration and refreshments
10.00am – Lesley Jordan
10.30am – The Grumpy Pumper (Chris Adred)
11.00am – Kip Bertram
11.05am – Break
11:20am – Dr Khin Swe Myint
12:00pm – JDRF Research Update
12.20pm – Getting involved with JDRF
12.30pm – Finish
(This is a draft programme, timings and schedule could be subject to change.)
Lesley comes to us as part of our merger with INPUT Patient Advocacy. She knows all about diabetes technology access, and has been helping people access tech since 2005. This year Lesley celebrates 50 years with type 1 and uses an insulin pump and CGM.
‘The Grumpy Pumper’ -Chris Aldred
Chris Aldred was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 25 and has lived with the condition for 24 years. He blogs about living with type 1 under the name Grumpy Pumper.
“I have lived with type 1 for a long time now which means that I have experienced many different healthcare professionals (HCPs). I think getting language right is very important for a healthcare professional when talking to someone with type 1 but they are not always aware of this. It’s not just language but also tone that matters. It can mean the difference between someone walking out of an appointment feeling empowered or feeling demotivated.”
Dr Khin Swe Myint
Dr Myint is an endocrinologist at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and an honorary senior lecturer at University of East Anglia medical school. She was trained in Endocrinology and Clinical Pharmacology in Cambridge and had obtained MD
research degree. She is the clinical lead for diabetes transition care for the trust and also member of Young Adult and Adolescence Steering group, Royal College of Physicians (London). She was previously awarded a research grant for the study of Diabetes Care in UK universities. Following this, she has worked collaboratively with JDRF and Diabetes UK endorsed by NHS diabetes and has developed the national toolkit for young people with diabetes going to Universities. This toolkit was available for health care professionals and young people with diabetes who are going to university to support in preparation to their readiness of independent living with diabetes. The work was also published at Diabetes Medicine. Currently she is the
principal investigator for a number of diabetes research projects that focuses on type 1 diabetes.
Has had Type 1 diabetes since 1959.
Get in touch
For more information please contact Abigail Burrell-Rann on 020 7713 2030 or email [email protected]
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