In 2017 we held the first TADpole event for young people with diabetes and siblings aged 8-12 years. The day started in the main lecture theatre to hear Jen Grieves and Gavin Griffiths talk about their experiences.
The second session of the day was an outdoor fun interactive session learning about diabetes in the context of exercise and games organised by Gavin Griffiths founder of Diathlete.
The final part of the day was a Q&A session with Gavin and Thomas Raeymaekers from the team Novo professional cycling team. The conversation was facilitated by Halina Flannery, a paediatric psychologist who works with young people with Type 1 diabetes.