Donation towards course for those with diabetes

A course to help people adjust to living with Type 1 diabetes is being sponsored by a local company.

The course called SADIE, which stands for Skills for Adjusting Diet and Insulin in East Sussex, is run by East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust’s diabetes team. The administration costs for the courses based in Bexhill have been covered by a donation of £1,120 from St Leonards-based company Marshall-Tufflex.

The course runs over five days over a five-week period. SADIE offers participants an opportunity to gain knowledge and learn skills to confidently self manage their diabetes with no food limitations or restrictions on their daily activities. There are four courses a year, two in Eastbourne and two in Bexhill, with each course able to accommodate a maximum of ten people.

Nikki Winter, diabetes specialist nurse said: “We are most grateful to Marshall-Tufflex for its support. Evidence from data collected from those who have participated in SADIE, shows a reduction in their long-term blood glucose levels, an improvement in quality of life and stability in weight. It is the 10th year since we started SADIE.”