The online Q&A will be the first time a diabetes web-chat has taken place in the local area and will take place on Friday 14 November, between 2pm-3pm (for one hour).
**The web-chat will be hosted and appear on this page on Friday 14 November**
Answering your questions, the web-chat panel will comprise Helen Church, Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse; Nina Garrett, Diabetes Specialist Nurse; and Rupindar Sahota, Specialist Diabetes Dietitian.
Helen Church, Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse said: “Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes – this is an ideal opportunity to ask questions to our team of experts and get answers quickly. We are here to support you and give you the confidence to self-manage your diabetes effectively, reducing the risks of long term complications.
“We can offer advice on how best to manage your diabetes and signpost you to other support services and introduce you to innovative ways of managing your diabetes, both in Richmond and Hounslow – including education sessions and NHS support, or just answer your questions about day to day management.”
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. There are two main types of diabetes – type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. In 2010, there were approximately 3.1 million people aged 16 or over with diabetes (both diagnosed and undiagnosed) in England. By 2030, this figure is expected to rise to 4.6 million, with 90% of those affected having Type 2 diabetes.