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Paediatric Diabetes Open Day success

31 May 2022


Our Paediatric Diabetes team staged a fun day for young patients with diabetes yesterday and it proved to be a huge success, with lots of stands and fun entertainment, including dinosaurs!

Paediatric Diabetes Day - our team with Mr Keshta

The open day, held in the Burrage Centre on the James Paget site, saw children and young people and their families invited along to meet reps from various pump companies to find out more about the latest equipment and technology to help manage the condition, and to hear from experts including Mr Keshta – an Instagram bodybuilding star, coach and nutritionist who lives with Type 1 diabetes.

Paediatric Diabetes Day - Sarah from our team looks out from inside a giant dinosaur egg  Paediatric Diabetes Day - Gill from our team poses with a Triceratop dinosaur

Alongside this there were lots of fun activities to try – including face painting, Tropic pampering, colouring a banner for the Diabetes Games later in the year – and the chance to pick up a range of freebies.

One of the highlights were the dinosaurs from the Dino 2 Hire Roadshow – who were a big hit with our Paediatric Diabetes team as well as the dozens of young visitors who popped in throughout the day, from 10am to 5pm.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of those who came along and gave their time to the event – and congratulate Gill, Sarah and their colleagues for organising.

Paediatric Diabetes Day - our team with a dinosaur

Paediatric Diabetes Day - a montage of photographs of some of the stands at the event