The George Eliot Diabetes Support Group was formed in October 1996, as a local voluntary group of the national charity, Diabetes UK and since then, has gone from strength to strength, promoting the diabetes cause throughout the local area. We cover Nuneaton, Bedworth and North Warwickshire areas. The aim of the group is to help and support people with diabetes, their families and carers.
In 2014, the group name changed to George Eliot Nuneaton and District Diabetes UK Group following changes made at Diabetes UK.
Supporting the group is free and anyone can join. See the Supporting Members page for further information.
If anyone would like to help at events or help on the committee, please contact either the Chair or Fundraising Co-ordinator, who's details can be found on the Contact Us page.
What we do
- Each month we have a meeting for the public, usually with a talk from a health care professional. Anyone is free to attend. For dates of up-coming meetings, please visit the Meetings/Events page.
- We have stalls on a frequent basis in the George Eliot Hospital, to promote awareness of diabetes and fundraise for the group.
- The group produces information packs, which are given out to newly diagnosed patients at GP surgeries and at the Diabetes Centre at the George Eliot Hospital. These contain basic information that you need to know when you have just been diagnosed, but we have further leaflets that can be obtained from us, free of charge.
- Our Fundraising Co-ordinator/Vice Chair has given cookery demonstrations for our group and for several West Midlands groups, to promote a healthy life style.
- Money raised is spent locally to help people with diabetes, and we also give a yearly donation to the Diabetes UK Careline. Diabetes UK Careline provides support and information to people with diabetes as well as friends, family and carers. They can provide information to help you learn more about the condition and how to manage it. The Careline is staffed by trained counsellors who can provide a listening ear and the time to talk things through.
- Libraries and GP surgeries in the area have been supplied with Diabetes UK cookery books to help people with their diet.
- Committee members attend diabetes conferences to discuss the problems local people face, as well as going out into the community to give talks, radio interviews and talk to the press.
The information presented on this website is for general use only and is not intended to provide personal medical advice or substitute for the advice of your physician. If you have any questions or concerns about individual health matters or the management of your diabetes, please contact your diabetes care team. Products highlighted on this website sre not necessarily endorsed by Diabetes UK.
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