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Diabetes Self Help Group - Darley and Allestree

Diabetes Self Help Group - Darley and Allestree

Every 4th Tuesday of every month at Darley Abbey Methodist Hall.


Bring together diabetics & pre-diabetics to help and support each other.


  • Reducing blood sugar
  • Reducing diabetic complications
  • Reducing need for medications


Aimed at people with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or parents of diabetics in the Allestree or Darley area.  It may be useful for partners to attend as well.

The group is being started by Neil Roberts & Ged Potter, both are diabetic patients at Park Lane Surgery and are members of the practice's Patient Participation Group.


Share what works for each of us, and discussing the latest methods of improving health. For instance:  Dr Unwin*, a GP in Liverpool, has dramatically improved health markers and reduced medications for many of his diabetic patients... are his methods worth considering for ourselves?

Statement from Neil (Type 1 diabetic) & Ged(Type 2 diabetic):

"We both live with diabetes and have been meeting up regularly and helping each other to understand issues and alternatives.  Just having another diabetic to talk to is vital.  We motivate each other and have really improved our health; losing weight, improving blood sugars and either coming off medications completely or at least drastically reducing them.  Please join us with the hope that we can all help one another".


At the Darley Abbey Methodist Church, The Hill, Darley Abbey, DE22 1JJ (up the hill from The Abbey Pub).

JUST TURN UP! What have you got to lose?

Every 4th Tuesday of every month.


Nothing for the first couple of meetings – then a small charge to cover Hall Hire (£2-£4)

Any Questions?

Contact Neil or Ged:

*More about Dr Unwin
He is:
Royal College of General Practice National Champion for Collaborative Care and Support Planning in Obesity and Diabetes
Royal College of General Practice Clinical Expert in Diabetes.
Winner of the NHS Innovator Of The Year Award for his work with diabetes.

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