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VIDEO: Does your child have diabetes? You should join this support group for parents in Gwent

Kate Edwards and Vicki Allcock from Gwent Dia-Beat-Ing-It
Kate Edwards and Vicki Allcock from Gwent Dia-Beat-Ing-It
Kate Edwards and Vicki Allcock from Gwent Dia-Beat-Ing-It
Kate Edwards and Vicki Allcock from Gwent Dia-Beat-Ing-It

A support group for parents of children with diabetes is looking for new members. Gwent Dia-Beat-Ing-It meet on the third Wednesday of every month at Malpas Community Centre (NP20 6WG) from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Cwmbran mum Kate Edwards helped set up the group with two friends Vicki Allcock and Vicki Daunter and the help of Diabetes UK. Her two youngest children have type one diabetes.

They offer support in a friendly and informal setting where parents can ask each other questions and queries about the condition.

The logo for Gwent Dia-Beat-Ing-It
The logo for Gwent Dia-Beat-Ing-It

Children and Young People’s Wales Diabetes Network (and Brecon Group)
The Parkway Hotel was the venue in October for the Aneurin Beavan University Health Board annual event for parents of children with diabetes. It’s support by the Children and Young People’s Wales Diabetes Network (and Brecon Group). Visit the network’s website or follow them on Twitter at @CYPDN_Wales for more information.

I popped along to meet Kate for a chat before that talk to find out more about Dia-Beat-Ing group, what if offers, and how to join. Watch this video

Bag pack
If you’re in Tesco at Spytty Park on Sunday 15 November make sure you pop a donation in the bucket as the group are doing a bag pack. Any money raise will help fund trips for the children.

Facebook
The group’s Facebook is closed but you can put in a request to join. Click this link here.

Twitter
Follow Gwent Dia-Beat-Ing-It on Twitter @gwediabeatingit

Email
Email the group on gwentdiabeatingit@gmail.com

World Diabetes Day
It is World Diabetes Awareness Month in November with World Diabetes Day on Saturday 14 November. Diabetes UK want parents to check of the 4 T’s– symptoms that could mean you child has type 1 diabetes.
-Toilet- Is your child going to toilet a lot?
-Thirsty- Does your child have increased thirst?
-Tired- Is your child more tired than usual?
-Thinner- Has your child lost weight?

These could be signs your child has Type 1 diabetes. If not diagnosed early enough, Type 1 diabetes can be fatal. Don’t delay- if your child is experiencing any of the 4Ts, visit your doctor immediately for a test.

Does your child have diabetes? Check the 4Ts
Does your child have diabetes? Check the 4Ts

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VIDEO: Does your child have diabetes? You should join this support group for parents in Gwent

Kate Edwards and Vicki Allcock from Gwent Dia-Beat-Ing-It
Kate Edwards and Vicki Allcock from Gwent Dia-Beat-Ing-It

A support group for parents of children with diabetes is looking for new members. Gwent Dia-Beat-Ing-It meet on the third Wednesday of every month at Malpas Community Centre (NP20 6WG) from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Cwmbran mum Kate Edwards helped set up the group with two friends Vicki Allcock and Vicki Daunter and the help of Diabetes UK. Her two youngest children have type one diabetes.

They offer support in a friendly and informal setting where parents can ask each other questions and queries about the condition.

The logo for Gwent Dia-Beat-Ing-It
The logo for Gwent Dia-Beat-Ing-It

Children and Young People’s Wales Diabetes Network (and Brecon Group)
The Parkway Hotel was the venue in October for the Aneurin Beavan University Health Board annual event for parents of children with diabetes. It’s support by the Children and Young People’s Wales Diabetes Network (and Brecon Group). Visit the network’s website or follow them on Twitter at @CYPDN_Wales for more information.

I popped along to meet Kate for a chat before that talk to find out more about Dia-Beat-Ing group, what if offers, and how to join. Watch this video

Bag pack
If you’re in Tesco at Spytty Park on Sunday 15 November make sure you pop a donation in the bucket as the group are doing a bag pack. Any money raise will help fund trips for the children.

Facebook
The group’s Facebook is closed but you can put in a request to join. Click this link here.

Twitter
Follow Gwent Dia-Beat-Ing-It on Twitter @gwediabeatingit

Email
Email the group on gwentdiabeatingit@gmail.com

World Diabetes Day
It is World Diabetes Awareness Month in November with World Diabetes Day on Saturday 14 November. Diabetes UK want parents to check of the 4 T’s– symptoms that could mean you child has type 1 diabetes.
-Toilet- Is your child going to toilet a lot?
-Thirsty- Does your child have increased thirst?
-Tired- Is your child more tired than usual?
-Thinner- Has your child lost weight?

These could be signs your child has Type 1 diabetes. If not diagnosed early enough, Type 1 diabetes can be fatal. Don’t delay- if your child is experiencing any of the 4Ts, visit your doctor immediately for a test.

Does your child have diabetes? Check the 4Ts
Does your child have diabetes? Check the 4Ts

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