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Diabetes project update 11/08/2011

On Monday 18th July we had a really enjoyable and useful event with two family support groups for young people with type 1 Diabetes from Rotherham and Barnsley. Rotherham Young Diabetes Association (RYDA) and Parents and Carers of Children with Diabetes Support Group Barnsley had met us separately, but had never met each other. The evening was then a great way for everyone to get to know each other. We also used the session to tell everyone some more about our project to design new diabetes services for young people, their families and carers. 

During the event we used a Top Gear-style “Cool Wall” to rate everyday products alongside some Diabetes- and health-related products and services. We also did a bit of designing together – coming up with ideas for the project’s name and logo. Everyone went away having made some new friends and with a photo diary to complete over the summer. We’re really looking forward to seeing what the group comes up with next!

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Diabetes project update
The team spent an enjoyable evening with two South Yorkshire family support groups for young people with type 1 Diabetes...

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