Latest findings from DWELL Project to be revealed at conference
The team behind an international project which is striving to improve the lives of people living with type 2 diabetes will reveal their latest results at a free conference.
Since 2017, the DWELL Project has helped more than 500 people living with type 2 diabetes in the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands to better manage their conditions through a personalised 12-week programme.
As well as being given useful information and support to help manage their condition, participants are also encouraged to use their own personal goals as the motivation to make durable life-changing improvements.
So far, the progress of around 400 participants has been evaluated and the results will be shared at the free online DWELL Final Conference next month.
Project Manager Anna Best said: “We’ve got some great stories to share from our participants about how the programme has helped to improve their lives and we’re pleased to reveal that we’re seeing HbA1c results going in the right direction.
“We can’t wait to share our findings, and the next steps for the DWELL Project, at our conference.
“We’ll also give our audience the chance to hear from guest speakers who are passionate about the prevention of non-communicable diseases and are recognised as leading experts in their fields.”
Among the speakers will be Christine Hancock who founded C3 Collaborating for Health after a career working in nursing in the NHS and is a former president of the International Council of Nurses.
She will talk about the work of C3 which works with a diverse range of stakeholders to tackle the three main causes of major chronic diseases – tobacco, what we eat and drink and a lack of physical activity.
Christine will be joined by fellow guest speaker Konstantinos Makrilakis who is a Professor of Internal Medicine-Metabolic Diseases at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Greece.
Konstantinos has been actively involved in diabetes since 2002 as a clinician, researcher, educator and member of national and international diabetes associations.
He is currently the General Secretary of the Hellenic Diabetes Association (HDA) and has served twice as a Board member of IDF-Europe.
The conference will take place from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Thursday, October 13.
To register for the free event, click here
DWELL has received funding from the Interreg 2 Seas programme 2014-2020 co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.