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Diabetes Guernsey Discovery Day

Saturday 19th June 2021
10am – 4pm
Cobo Community Centre

Schedule of events:

10:30 am Opening talk including a welcome from the Diabetes Guernsey team

11:00 am First speakers/workshops

A representative from Insulet will be giving a demonstration of the new Omnipod (insulin pump) system, and we have Paul Coker from One Bloody Drop to talk about exercise with T1D.

For the kids:

There will be outdoor activities for the children/young people e.g. abseiling etc in the Guet.

A buffet lunch will be provided – we hope to see lots of you there!


Exercise Classes with Andy Perkins

For people who have diabetes, the benefits of exercise can’t be overstated. Exercise helps control weight, lower blood pressure, lower harmful LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, raise healthy HDL cholesterol, strengthen muscles and bones, reduce anxiety, and improve your general well-being.

The goal with the fitness sessions in conjunction with Diabetes Guernsey is to offer people with diabetes and relaxed, social environment to exercise in order to help improve their health and manage their diabetes effectively.

Andy Perkins, personal Trainer

Event Details

This is an 8-week exercise programme with renowned Guernsey personal trainer, Andy Perkins at Saumarez Park.

The aim of these classes are to help you gain control of your health and to provide an environment that allows people with diabetes to meet and support each other.

Date: Saturday 15th May at Saumarez Park

Time: 10am-11am

What to bring: Water, a towel and any medication/hypo stuff

Please wear suitable clothing.

Spaces are limited, so please register your place here:


Go Karting – DGY Type 1

Let's Race

Sunday 18th April

10am - 2pm

This event is exclusively for the Diabetes Guernsey Youth community with type 1 diabetes.
Some of you may have already received an email inviting you to come along, but if you haven't please just drop Matt a line on

It's set to be a great event, with food and other games included in addition to the go-karting.

We look forward to seeing you all there.


Diabetes Guernsey Drop-In Morning

Saturday 23rd January

9:00 am – 1:00 pm | EyeCare Opticians, Commercial Arcade

We will be holding our first Drop-In morning on Saturday 23rd January, where islanders can pop in and get an initial assessment of your diabetic risk and learn more about what we do as a charity.

There will be a number of professionals and charity representatives at the event to greet anyone who pays a visit, including two nurses from the Diabetic Team who will be on hand to answer questions and carry out diabetes risk questionnaires. The questionnaire asks targeted questions to assess your risk level and whether you should see your GP for a more definitive test.

Our aim is to help support people and promote the ‘live well’ with diabetes message. We all have diabetes, and know how isolating it can be. We want you to know that you aren’t alone, so why not pop in for a chat on Saturday?

There will also be some delicious low carb biscuits available thanks to the Unikorn Low Carb bakery!

Events Support group sessions

Peer Support Coffee Mornings

Our peer support coffee & chat events continue on the last Saturday of every month. We have moved them to Les Roquettes Hotel, 10.30-11.30AM.

Come along to meet like-minded people and talk about diabetes. All coffee mornings are for people with both T1D and T2D.

31st July
28th August
25th September
30th October
27th November