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Online event for people living with diabetes

Ahead of World Diabetes Day (Sunday 14 November), people living with diabetes across the Black Country and West Birmingham are invited to attend a special webinar taking place on Friday 12 November.

Created by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), World Diabetes Day is celebrated worldwide and aims spread awareness of diabetes. This year marks 100 years since the discovery of insulin, a treatment that has saved millions of lives around the world.

To celebrate, Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group and Diabetes UK, the UK’s leading diabetes charity, are hosting a special online event for anyone living with diabetes.

Taking place from 12pm-2pm, the webinar will include information on how to manage the disease and an overview of the history of diabetes, as well a patient’s first-hand experience of living with Type 1 diabetes.

A panel of expert clinicians will also be on hand for a Q&A session, where people can ask them any questions they have on this topic.  

Ruth Tapparo, Primary Care Clinical Lead Executive for Diabetes for the Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group, who will be speaking at the event, said: “World Diabetes Day provides us with a great opportunity to shine a light on diabetes and spread awareness of how to manage this disease.

“Living with diabetes can be difficult, there are so many factors to consider and it can be stressful knowing what’s best, but you shouldn’t need to put your life on hold. Our webinar will help people understand diabetes and how to manage it.”

“Whether you or the person you care for is living with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, I would recommend you join our online event to learn more about how to effectively manage your diabetes.”

To book your place at the event, please visit Eventbrite here. It will be held on Zoom, and a link to join will be sent to everyone who registers.

Alternatively, places can be booked by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 0121 612 1447.

Participants are welcome to send questions to the panel in advance, which can be submitted upon booking.

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