Kettering General Hospital hosts World Diabetes Day events

November 14, 2017

Local diabetes experts from Kettering General Hospital (KGH), Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) and a professional cyclist who is living with diabetes are attending Kettering General Hospital on Tuesday, November 14, to give an inspirational lecture during World Diabetes Day

Bob Goedbloed (who has Type 1 diabetes) from Team Novo Nordisk is making the visit to Northamptonshire as part of a series of local events aimed at increasing awareness around Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes promoting the idea that having diabetes is not a barrier to achieving great things.

Consultant Diabetologist, Dr Mike Pierides, is supporting the event and hopes it will inspire people to consider the best ways of managing their diabetes.

Events include:

08:45-09:15: Cycle to Kettering Science Academy

09:30-16:00: KGH entrance stand

09:30-16:00: Tesco’s entrance stand (Carina Road Kettering Business Park, NN15 6XB)

10:00-11:00: Ward round of inpatient diabetes

17:45-19:00: Open forum and talks from (Kettering General Hospital Diabetes Centre)

  • Professional cyclist Bob Goedbloed: my life experience with diabetes
  • Diabetes consultant: Diabetes prevention

The event is being supported by the diabetes teams from Kettering General Hospital (KGH) and Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) and is open to anyone with diabetes or their families.

Kettering General Hospital Consultant Diabetologist Dr Mike Pierides said: “We are delighted to host and support this event which is helping to raise awareness about diabetes.

“I would like to emphasise to all our patients the importance of optimising their blood sugar levels and that diabetes should not stop them from following their dream to be anybody or to aspire to achieve anything.

“It is inspirational and exciting to meet representatives of a team of athletes who are successfully managing diabetes and competing athletically at a high level.

“Local people can learn from this approach – Healthy living, positive mind set and well managed diabetes means any dream is feasible.“

Team Novo Nordisk is a global all-diabetes sports team of cyclists, triathletes and runners sponsored by the global healthcare company Novo Nordisk which aims to help people to tackle their health problems.