Diabetes Victoria will hold its first in-person event in Geelong since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic when it hosts the ‘Living Well with Diabetes’ event on Wednesday, November 16.
The sessions, which will be held at the Geelong Events Centre at Rydges Geelong, will provide the type 1 and type 2 diabetes community with information and advice about managing their diabetes,
Lead presenters Diabetes Victoria dietitian Tim McMaster and diabetes nurse educator Jenny Hickleton will cover such topics as mental health, Glycaemic Index, mindful eating and dealing with COVID-19 while living with diabetes.
Guests will also have the opportunity to ask questions and meet other people living with diabetes.
“So much has changed for people living with diabetes since we were last in Geelong in person,” Mr McMaster said.
“I’m looking forward to sharing new, helpful information with the community and to hear more about their experiences in managing diabetes.”
With more than 13,000 people living with type 2 diabetes in the Greater Geelong region,t he Greater Geelong and Surf Coast districts both have a high prevalence of people with type 1 diabetes compared to national figures.
10.4 percent of people with diabetes in the Greater Geelong area live with type 1, as do 12.8 percent of diabetics in the Surf Coast, compared to 8.3 percent across Australia.
The event is free, but organisers stressed that registration is essential, and all attendees must hold an NDSS registration.
To register of for more information visit ww.diabetesvic.org.au/living-well.


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